Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on Wednesday, admired the role of business community in economic uplift of Pakistan and reaffirmed army’s complete support, says an official statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, made this guarantee during a meeting with businessmen who called on him at the General Headquarters today, as per statement by the military’s media affairs wing.
A deputation of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) and the army chief discussed the “evolving regional economic environment” as well as the FPCCI’s role in the development of commercial and industrial hubs in Pakistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
During the meeting, Gen Bajwa lauded the role of the business community in the economic uplift of the country and affirmed all-out support of the army in this regard.
Meanwhile. the delegation appreciated the Pakistan Army’s role and sacrifices in the provision of a “secure enabling environment” for economic prosperity in the country, according to the ISPR.
Last year, in September, a delegation of leading businessmen of Karachi had met the army chief at the Corps Headquarters in Karachi and took up various issues including the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC), high cost of land in Karachi, problems in exports and production activities, as well as lack of industrialization.
Importantly. Gen Bajwa had assured full support to industrialists and businessmen in resolving various issues besides urging them to set up more industries and enhance exports. The COAS was of the view that there should be a level playing field for all the stakeholders of trade and industries to work smoothly.