ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the government would provide a level-playing field to both local and foreign investors to enable them to take advantage of the economic opportunities which the country offers. Talking to a delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ICCI), here he said on Monday the government believed that the business community was an asset for the country which should play its due role towards development and prosperity.
The Prime Minister said, “The people of Pakistan have given a clear mandate in favour of the moderate and democratic forces of the country and reposed their confidence on our programmes.” He said the government was committed to resolve the problems being faced by common man quickly despite numerous challenges which the previous government has left as its legacy.
Gillani said the government would do its level best to come up to the expectations of the people and all out efforts would be made to bring political and economic stability in the country. He said that food crisis could have been averted if timely decisions were taken by the previous government. The Prime Minister told the delegation that soon after assuming office he held meetings with business leaders in order to get first hand information about their problems which, he said, would be resolved on priority basis. He said the government will pursue the strategy of enhancing trade and export volume.
The delegation apprised the Prime Minister of the problems being faced by the business community and assured their full support for the government’s 100-day programme. They informed the Prime Minister that the business community had unanimously decided to use energy savers instead of bulbs in addition to switching off neon signs at their businesses as a gesture of support towards the government’s energy conservation drive.
They also said that the business community of Islamabad considers it a social responsibility to contribute towards the education of youth and said that programmes will be initiated for imparting training and formal education to the workers children free of cost.-SANA