KARACHI: The leadership of Businessmen Group (BMG) and Office Bearers of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) have extended hearty congratulations to Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan on his party’s overwhelming victory in the General Election 2018.
In a statement issued, BMG Chairman and former KCCI President Siraj Kassam Teli, Vice Chairmen BMG and former Presidents Tahir Khaliq, Zubair Motiwala, Haroon Farooki and Anjum Nisar, President KCCI Muffasar Atta Malik, Senior Vice President Abdul Basit Abdul Razzak and Vice President Rehan Hanif hoped that upon assuming charge of the country’s state of affairs, Imran Khan would prioritize some of the urgent economic issues being faced by the country and pay special attention to the problems being suffered by the business and industrial community of Karachi since long.
BMG Chairman and former KCCI President Siraj Kassam Teli, while complimenting Chairman PTI on his party’s victory in majority of the seats of National Assembly Election, said that the business and industrial community of Karachi Chamber was fairly optimistic about PTI’s victory and the same was conveyed to Imran Khan during his recent meeting with KCCI leadership and Office Bearers on July 22, 2018, when a reception was hosted in a local hotel by KCCI in honor of Chairman PTI just a couple of days before the election.
He hoped that Chairman PTI would fulfill all his commitments made to the business community of KCCI, particularly his pledge towards improving the infrastructure of Karachi and resolving the issues being faced by the business and industrial community of this city which continues to contribute a mammoth share of more than 65 percent revenue to the national exchequer despite all odds.
“It is not going to be an easy task, but Imran Khan will have to express the intent, stay focused and have to honor all his commitments at any cost which would help in restoring the confidence of the entire business community of Karachi”, he said, adding that if Imran Khan actually proves and exhibits that he is the ‘man of his words’, the Karachi Chamber would continue to extend full support and cooperation to him throughout his tenure.
As advised by Chairman BMG during Imran Khan’s recent interaction with KCCI, Siraj Teli reiterated that after assuming charge, Imran Khan must gather a team of economic experts and reliable and honest members of Business Community, who have absolute know-how of the issues, on top priority from different sectors of the economy including Textile, Construction & Real Estate, Financial, Services, Agriculture, Automobile, Electronics, FMCG sectors etc.
“The proposed team comprising of genuine representatives of business and industrial community would surely be able to prudently guide the government in formulating numerous policies directly or indirectly affecting the trade and industry. This step would certainly create a win-win situation and would be warmly welcomed by the entire business and industrial community of Pakistan as it is in the larger interest of the country”, he added.
Commenting on the victory of numerous political parties from National and Provincial Assemblies seats in Karachi, Siraj Teli hoped that all these political parties would set aside their differences and make collective efforts to improve the standard of living of Karachiites and develop the business climate of Karachi which has suffered terribly since so many years.