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Businessmen playing important role in promoting trade and economic activities: Abdul Rauf

Islamabad, February 07, 2014 (PPI-OT): Businessmen are playing an important role in promoting trade and economic activities and I will utilize all my experience and capabilities to promote best interests of business community, said Mr. Abdul Rauf, former President of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry while addressing a grand ceremony after taking oath as new Chairman Founder Group of ICCI.

Large number of traders and industrialists attended the ceremony. He said the business community has posed great confidence in him and he will work with full dedication to resolve their problems. He said many issues of businessmen related to the district administration, CDA, FBR, police and other departments are still unresolved and he will Insha Allah play his role to resolve the same on priority.

Shaban Khalid, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that ICCI under the guidance of Founder Group is acting as a bridge between the private sector and the government and has taken many initiatives to facilitate the growth of private sector.

ICCI has developed close working relationship with representatives of various markets to know their problems and take up the same with relevant authorities for redress. He hoped that under the guidance of new Chairman Founder Group, ICCI will play more effective role for the betterment of entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Munawar Mughal, Vice President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry congratulated Mr. Abdul Rauf on becoming Chairman Founder Group and hoped that under his leadership, the group would get further strengthened to serve the cause of business community.

He said due to law and order problems, business activities are going through a difficult phase and government is trying to establish peace through dialogue. He assured that business community would fully cooperate with the government in its initiatives aimed at establishing peaceful environment in the country, which is essential for growth of trade and industrial activities.

He said efforts would be made to resolve burning issues of businessmen including residential facilities for small traders and promulgation of a balanced rent control act in Islamabad. The outgoing Chairman Founder Group Tariq Sadiq highlighted the achievements of Founder Group and thanked the business community for extending cooperation during his tenure. He was optimistic that the new Chairman Founder Group will take this important business body to the new heights of glory.

For more information, contact:
Khalid Chaudhry
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chamber House, Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat Road,
Mauve Area, G-8/1,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +9251 225 0526 and 225 3145
Fax: +9251 225 2950
Email: kchicci@gmail.com
Website: www.icci.com.pk

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