Lahore, April 20, 2016 (PPI-OT):The launching ceremony of a book titled “Aap Kay Liye” written by Chairman Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) and former Chairman of Pakistan Poultry Association Abdul Basit was held at Governor’s House with having Governor Punjab Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana as chief guest on the occasion. Renowned journalists and columnists Mujib-ur-Rehman Shami and author of the book Abdul Basit and renowned industrialists also spoke on the occasion.
Governor Punjab Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana said that it was a pleasant surprise to see the book “Aap Kay Liye” as common thought is that businessmen could do business only but the book has proved that they can do miracles in all spheres of life. While acknowledging the efforts of Abdul Basit to the high, Governor Punjab hoped that he would continue his efforts.
He said the government is proactively taking measures to turn around the economy. He said that the revival of economy is his foremost priority along with overcoming the energy shortage, eradicating extremism and promoting human rights. Our military operation Zarb-e-Azb has borne great results. Our nation has made a choice and we will not allow the cancer of extremism to infect the fabric of our society. Our desire is to have both peace and security within our borders and outside our borders,” the governor said.
Senior journalists, columnist and analyst Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami said that the book is a tailor made effort of Abdul Basit and a well attempt to highlight the issues being faced by the trade, industry and society. He said that despite having involved in business activities, composition of a book is showing commitment of Abdul Basit with the country.
Abdul Basit said that books connects the past to the present and future and keeps memories alive in the history that’s why he decided to write and book. He informed the participants that book is actually a composition of his articles written on various economic and social subjects including Kalabagh Dam, trade with India, law and order situation, trade with regional countries, livestock sector, G-8 countries, rupee devaluation etc.
“I had a very good response of my columns that always inspired me to do more” Abdul Basit said. He said that everybody is duty bound to work for the betterment of economy and society. He said that he would continue is struggle to this regard.
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