Businessmen pledge to promote economic activities

Lahore: Hundreds of businessmen, politicians, members of the civil society, business women, students, professors and special persons Wednesday took part in LCCI Business Walk to express solidarity and show their resolve to take the country out of gloom and promote economic activities. The Business Walk was the part of LCCI Shopping Festival 2012 that is going towards its peak gradually.

The LCCI Business Walk, jointly led MNA Pervaiz Malik, LCCI President Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, Vice President Saeeda Nazar, Advisor to Chief Minister on trade Mohammad Ali Mian, former Senior Vice President Sheikh Mohammad Arshad, Executive Committee Members Raees A Sheikh, Ch Wajid Ali, former EC Members Mian Zahid Javaid and Rehmtullah Javaid, Presidents of all the City Associations including President Anjuman-e-Tajiran Ashraf Bhatti were prominent among the participants of the walk. As many as 250 disabled persons on their tricycles also took part in the walk. Punjab Industrial Estate (PIE) and Trafco Tracking also sent their floats.

The LCCI Business walk started from the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and culminated at Governor’s House where MNA Pervaiz Malik, LCCI President Irfan Qaiser Sheikh and Mohammad Ali Mian Addressed the participants.

While appreciating the LCCI for arranging business walk, MNA Pervez Malik said that such activities are absolutely necessary to tell the world that Pakistani as a nation are determine to get their right place in the global market and they would continue their struggle for the economic revival of the country. He said that the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif putting his best efforts for turning the province into a hub of business activities.

He said it is not only the education which is on the priority list of the Chief Minister Punjab but he is equally worried about the fast widening gap between the rich and the poor and taking appropriate measure to bridge this gap.

The LCCI President Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry by arranging various functions under the banner of the Lahore Shopping Festival had made an attempt to rejuvenate economic and cultural activities and would help promote the business and economic activities in the province. He said that the LCCI would continue to supplement the government efforts in the larger interests of the country.

The LCCI President also threw light on the very objectives of the Lahore Shopping Festival. He said that the results coming from the events were beyond his expectations.

He said that by participating in the LCCI Business Walk, the business community has proved that they are united to face any kinds of challenges and would continue their efforts to put the economy back on rails.

The LCCI President said that though the energy shortages and high cost of doing business have spoiled the entire business atmosphere but the business community is committed to the progress and prosperity of the country.

Earlier, Crescent Model Higher Secondary School, Beaconhouse School System, Queen Marry College and Azam Garrison High School for girls put up their stalls of various models on the occasion.

For more information, contact:
Shahid Khalil
Information Department
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
Lahore -54000, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 111 222 499
Fax: +92 42 636 8854

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