Governor Sindh & President FPCCI Discuss Imminent Economic Challenges

Karachi (PR): Mr. Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, President FPCCI & Mr. Kamran Tessori, Governor Sindh, have discussed the economic challenges faced by the Sindh province; and, their pragmatic and strategic solutions. He also congratulated him for the assumption of his charge on behalf of the entire business, industry and trade community of Pakistan. It is pertinent to note that FPCCI is the apex trade body of the country with more than 250 chambers, associations and trade bodies under its umbrella. The meeting took place at Sindh Governor’s House Karachi.

Mr. Irfan Iqbal Sheikh was accompanied by a high-profile delegation of FPCCI; including, Mr. Suleman Chawla, SVP FPCCI; Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo, Senator Haji Ghulam Ali & Mr. Zakaria Usman, former Presidents FPCCI and Mr. Sultan Rehman, Coordinator Head Office. Veteran business leader, Mr. Akhtar Khan was also present on the occasion.

FPCCI Chief expressed his satisfaction that the new governor Sindh is very well-versed with the business, commercial, industrial, trade and financial challenges of the country in general; and, Sindh province in particular. His background, training, experience and accomplishments have made him into a perfect choice for the role of the Governor Sindh

Mr. Irfan Iqbal Sheikh requested that the Governor Sindh should play role of a bridge between the provincial & federal government and the business, industry & trade community as there are many issues of significance and urgency which need swift resolutions; for example, unfair gas load shedding for Karachi’s industries; deteriorating law & order situation; solid waste management issues; political instability coupled with dearth of continuity in economic policies; incoherent fiscal & monetary policies and lack of ease of doing business.

Mr. Suleman Chawla, SVP FPCCI, said that the government should immediately look into the matters pertaining to export-oriented industries as those are the ones who earn the precious foreign exchange for the country; run the economy through revenue generation and create the maximum number of jobs due to their labor-intensive & industrial production-based operations.

Brig Iftikhar Opel, SI (M), Retd.

Secretary General