Amicable Relations with the Government Industrialist Khawaja Shahzeb Akram Appointed High-powered Convener Government Affairs at FPCCI
Karachi (PR): Mr. Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, President FPCCI, has appointed Khawaja Shahzeb Akram, immediate past Senior Vice President of FPCCI, as the Convener of the high-powered Government Affairs & Coordination Committee of the apex chamber.
Mr. Irfan Iqbal Sheikh emphasized that FPCCI is an apolitical institution of the national importance and we want amicable working relations with all the governmental ministries & departments – federal or provincial.
Mr. Irfan Iqbal Sheikh added that renowned industrialist, serial entrepreneur and accomplished business leader will be the focal person of the business, industry and trade community of Pakistan for the business-to-government (B2G) relations and redressal of the issues, complaints, anomalies & grievances in the matters of tariffs & taxation; trade & industry; policy advocacy & budget-making; law & order; EPZs & SEZs; governmental support in international delegations & exhibitions; sectorial facilitation packages, etc.
Mr. Irfan Iqbal Sheikh has also appointed experienced businessman Mr. Aethesham Ul Haq as the Deputy Convener of the aforementioned committee to assist Khawaja Shahzeb Akram. Mr. Aethesham Ul Haq specializes in policy advocacy and representing the business community on government forums.
Muhammad Nadeem Qureshi, Regional Chairman of FPCCI, stated that it is an absolute imperative to have a functional B2G liaison to keep the wheel of the economy going; post robust growth in exports on a sustainable basis; generate employment and pay taxes to the national exchequer in an anomaly-free manner.
Brig Iftikhar Opel, SI (M), Retd.