Govt to strengthen private sector for boosting economy:Dar

350
NEC, Cabinet meetings on 30th May

LAHORE, Nov 21 (APP): Federal Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar Saturday said that PML-N government is committed to strengthen the private sector for boosting industrial growth,accelerating economic activities besides strengthening national
economy.
Talking to APP, he said that a high profile delegation of national trade leaders comprising Chief Executive TDAP, S.M.Muneer,Chairman United Business Group, Iftikhar Ali Malik, President FPCCI Muhammad Adrees, presidential candidate for FPCCI Abdul Rauf Alam,
Zubair Tufail, Malik Sohail Hussain and others met him at Islamabad
a couple of days ago to discuss the genuine problems being confronted
by the business community in the country.
He said that he had assured them that Prime Minister Muhammad
Nawaz Sharif and all his cabinet members always attached great
importance to the welfare of the business community and addressing
their issues on top priority.
Ishaq Dar said that they also held fruitful and result oriented
meeting with Chairman Federal Board of Revenue Nisar Muhammad Khan
and his members who categorically assured for prompt redressal of
their legitimate problems on priority.
The minister said the Prime Minister had already directed to all
federal ministries and attached departments for resolving the all
genuine impediments facing the business community.
Ishaq Dar said that all issues of business community will be settled
on table through the one window transparent policy.
He said that government had already offered an excellent package of
incentives to attract series of direct and indirect foreign investment
in Pakistan and facilitating the Pak exporters for boosting Pak international standard products abroad.
He praised the contribution of TDAP Chief Executive for holding
record number of over 100 expos in foreign countries and 18 in Pakistan
in a short span of one year.
He said that its good omen that Chairman United Business Group
Iftikhar Ali Malik always advocated the cause of broadening the tax
base in Pakistan and urge the business community to come into tax net
for proper documentation of national economy.
He said that he had advised Iftikhar Ali Malik to keep it up and
continue to persuade business community bringing them to tax net and
for paying their due tax timely.
The minister said that it is first time in history that more
than 50 per cent representation has been given to private sector in
high level advisory committee of planning commission headed by
Prime Minister which speaks of prudent policies of the government.
He said that again womenfolk has also been given proper share in
advancing loan on soft terms and condition for the establishment of
SME and small scale cottage industry throughout the country.
He said that “Action speaks louder than words”.
Ishaq Dar said that all proposals and suggestions of FPCCI
will be given due weightage in policy making process and assured full co