Parliament best form to solve issues: LCCI

Lahore, October 20, 2016 (PPI-OT): Country has not much to lose at economic front therefore all segments of society in general and politicians in particular would have to play their role to make the things better. Politics of protests and dharnas is nothing else but to add to the economic miseries of the country.

President of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Abdul Basit said in a statement that at a when economic challenges are getting severe with the passage of time, country cannot afford political rift. It would not only push the economy to the wall but would also tarnish image of the country besides keeping the foreign investors away.

He said that politicians should try to resolve issues through parliament as politics of agitation is pushing national economy to the wall. He said that political unrest had already caused undue damage to the economy in past besides tarnishing the soft image of the country. He said that the country was facing a huge economic loss only because wrong statements and irrational attitude of political players.

Abdul Basit said that anti-Pakistan elements are busy in conspiracies against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). It is need of the hour that politicians and business leadership should act as defence force for the country.

He said that Pakistan, at this point in time, is in dire need of stability in policy making and strong institutions and to achieve the very objective, both the politicians and the business leaders would have to join their heads for finding out a common economic agenda.

To compete head-to-head with the great nations of the world, the LCCI President said, the country needs a selfless and visionary political leadership who has the ability to think beyond tomorrow to tackle all the governance-related issues and for the sake of future generations.

The LCCI President said that all the political forces should, without any further delay, initiate consultations with the economic leadership, including the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, to chalk out an elaborate plan of action, aimed at reducing dependence on external assistance and achieving the long-cherished economic goals.

For more information, contact:
Shahid Khalil
Information Department
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
Lahore -54000, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-111-222-499
Fax: +92-42-36368854