LAHORE – Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said on Wednesday that government would continue its mission of development and prosperity of the country and to support the business community.
He was addressing a ceremony regarding the LCCI award for civil servants and media here at Governor’s House. Lahore Chamber’s President Mian Tariq Misbah, and other office-bearers also spoke on the occasion.
The Governor said that despite the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s economy was on the path of steady growth. Economy of Pakistan would continue improving during the financial year 2021-22. He said that role of business community held importance in economic development, progress and prosperity of the country. “All institution are on the same page for the progress of the country”, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said and added that Pakistan was moving forward on all fronts. He said that the present government saved the country from economic bankruptcy.
He said that the business community appreciated the budget. “We are trying our best to remove the obstacles to ensure smooth running of businesses, he said and asserted that special attention was being given to the agriculture sector and new cotton seed is being introduced as per acre cotton yield has creased during the past years,” he added.
Present govt saved country from economic bankruptcy says Sarwar
He told that shortage of clean water had become a big challenge and to tackle the issue, all segments of society would have to play their role. He said that clean water would be available for 7.6 million people by the end of this year. He said that international donors were also ready to lend support in this regard.
The Governor appreciated the role of Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry, saying that its services were being recognized at global level. He said that health workers, business community and media played appreciable role during the Covid pandemic and worked as frontline workers.
He said that representatives from public, private and media sectors always extended their best cooperation to the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry which enabled it to serve the business community in a better way.
Mian Tariq Misbah said that public-private partnership provided benefit to both the government and the private sector. He said that private sector was the main source of revenue and it supported the government to run financial affairs of the state.
He said that the government also availed benefits from the technologies and innovations of the private sector for providing better services through improved operational efficiency. He said that the public sector, for its part, facilitates the private sector to grow their businesses.
LCCI Senior Vice President Muhammad Nasir Hameed Khan and Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry said that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry will continue to play its role for economic stability of the country. He said that economic targets can be met only through strong public-private partnership.
Convener of the Standing Committee on LCCI Achievement Awards Muhammad Haroon Arora threw light on the aims and objective of the Friends of LCCI Awards.
Later, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar gave awards to the Secretary Local Government of Punjab Noor-ul-Amin Mengal, Secretary Industries Punjab Dr. Wasif Khurshid, DC Lahore Mudassar Riaz Malik, SSP Admin Waqar Shohaib Qureshi received award on behalf of CCPO Lahor Ghulam Mahmood Dogar, Ex-CTO Lahore Capt ® Syed Hammad Abid, CEO Punjab Board of Investment and Trade Dr. Erfa Iqbal, Chief Commissioner Regional Tax Office Lahore Ahmad Shuja Khan, Collector Customs Mughalpura Dry Port, Lahore Mohsin Rafique, Chief Manager State Bank of Pakistan Javaid Iqbal Marth, SP Headquarter, Security Division Lahore Khalid Mehmood Afzal, DSP Race Course Police Station Lahore Muhammad Naveed, Chief Security Officer to CM Muhammad Furqan Bilal, SP Investigation Captain ® Ali Bin Tariq, Assistant Commissioner Multan Saddar Adnan Badar, Assistant Commissioner City Faizan Ahmed Riaz, Assistant Commissioner Lahore Zeeshan Ranjha, President Lahore Press Club Arshad Ansari, President Lahore Economic Journalists Association Amir Naveed Chaudhry, Ex-Commerce Reporter Business Recorder Muhammad Riaz, Commerce Reporter Geo TV Jawad Malik, Commerce Reporter ARY Mazhar Iqbal, Commerce Reporter Nawai Waqt Ahsan Siddique, Commerce Reporter 92 News Mian Shahid Nadeem, Commerce Reporter City 42 Shahzad Khan Abdali, Commerce Reporter PTV Sadiq Baloch, Commerce Reporter Daily the Business Jahangir Hayat, Commerce Reporter Ausaf Sheikh Rasheed, Commerce Reporter Bol TV Sudhir Chaudhry, Commerce Reporter Nai Baat Ashraf Mehtab ,while special awards went to LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah, Senior Vice President Muhammad Nasir Hameed Khan, Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry, Convener Standing Committee on LCCI Achievement Awards Muhammad Haroon Arora and LCCI Secretary General Shahid Khalil.
Former LCCI Presidents Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Ali Mian, Shahid Hassan Sheikh, Farooq Iftikhar, Abdul Basit, Tahir Javed Malik, Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, and former office-bearers and Executive Committee Members were also present.