Lahore, June 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday congratulated Nawaz Sharif for becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan for the third time and welcomed his pledge to build a Roshan Pakistan through good governance, elimination of corruption and on-merit appointments in Public Sector entities.
In a statement issued here after the first address of Prime Minister Pakistan to the 41st National Assembly of the country, the LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar, Senior Vice President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh and Vice President Mian Abuzar shad said that the business community would extend all possible cooperation to the Prime Minister in implementation of his vision.
“There was a dire need for a visionary leader like him as the country at this point in time was faced with multifaceted challenges including energy shortage and law and order.”
They said that the Prime Minister’s resolve to purge the country of corruption and initiate accountability of the dishonest would go a long way in raising the stature of the country.
They said that the menace of corruption had crept deep into the every tier of the society and it needs to be dealt with an iron hand in the larger interests of the country and its people.
The LCCI office-bearers also welcomed the Prime Minister decision to build an international standard Free Port at Gwadar and said that it would not only be of great benefit to the business community but would also further strengthen Pakistan’s relations with neighbouring countries.
They said that plan to build railway track from Gwadar to Kashgar would further cement ties between Pakistan and China.
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Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
Lahore -54000, Pakistan
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