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Islamabad Export Processing Zone will be established soon: Elahi

Islamabad, July 06, 2012 (PPI-OT): A delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) led by its Executive Member and former President, Mr.Munawar Mughal paid a visit to Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi at his residence and congratulated him on his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister.

During the meeting, Deputy PM said that the business community has always played a significant role in progress and prosperity of the country. He said that various gas industrial estates and export processing zones were working efficiently which were established during their tenure.

Chaughry Pervaiz Elahi said that Islamabad export processing zone would be established very soon which would create more facilities for investors, bringing in new technology and know-how, and attracts foreign investment towards our country.

He has decided to call a meeting of all stakeholders and business leaders in which various core issues would be discussed. Deputy PM assured that all the problem of trade and industry would be solved on priority basis. He also accepted the invitation of visiting Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Speaking on the occasion, Munawar Mughal, former President ICCI appreciated the efforts of initiating various development projects in the country during his tenure.

He said that our country is confronted with an acute energy crisis which is taking a heavy toll on economy. The Government should reshape its policy of power loadshedding and provide a chance to industry to flourish as local industrial units are running far below the required level due to growing power outages, he maintained.

Munawar Mughal also emphasized upon establishing Islamabad export processing zone so that the country’s exports could be increased, which would enhance foreign exchange.

Mr.Tariq Sadiq, Mian Akhram Farid, Mr.Abdul Rauf, Mr.Khalid Javaid, Mr.Khalid Iqbal Malik, Mr.Zafar Bhaktawai, Chaudary Khalid Mehmood and Mr.Muzammal Sabari also accompanied the delegation.

For more information, contact:
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: icci@brain.net.pk
Website: www.icci.com.pk

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