FPCCI hails govt for releasing stuck-up refund claims

KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Engr Daroo Khan Achakzai has appreciated the government for fulfilling its commitment by releasing the long stuck-up refunds claims to the exporters.

He said this while addressing the 7th FPCCI Achievement Awards Ceremony in Islamabad on Saturday.

The ceremony was graced by President Dr Arif Alvi, who awarded 40 gold medals to those who rendered outstanding services in their respective sectors.

Achakzai assured that the federal chamber would extend all possible cooperation and assistance to the government in its endeavours towards promotion of the socio-economic sector.

He urged the government to look into the challenges being faced by the business community.

“Economic prosperity of Pakistan lies in the stimulating business activities and we cannot come out of the present crisis until the business community is facilitated,” he remarked.

Emphasising the need for promotion of exports, he said the government and the private sector would have to join hands in order to explore new avenues for export enhancement.

The FPCCI president also lauded the government’s initiatives with regard to curbing the menace of corruption, saying that such efforts would enhance the confidence of the common man in general and businessmen in particular.

He urged the government to consider FPCCI as its partner in the utilisation of the Export Development Fund (EDF).

The event was attended by prominent leaders of the business community, office bearers of FPCCI, bureaucrats and diplomats.

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