‘Steps in offing to improve security situation, power supply’

ISLAMABAD (DNA): President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday said that the government was taking all possible steps for improving the security situation and power supply which were vital for economic and social development of the country.

A delegation of members of Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCC&I) led by Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman Minister of State for Ministry of Education & Professional Training called on the president at Aiwan-i-Sadr.

The president while highlighting the key role of business community in the country’s development said that the government was making all out efforts to bolster economic prospects, trade and exports through various concerted initiatives.

He also appreciated the contributions of business sector in the creation of economic opportunities for the betterment of people and toward attaining goals of economic stability and development of the country.

Mamnoon expressed confidence that the grant of GSP Plus status by the European Union (EU) would considerably enhance the country’s exports to the benefit of business sector and economy. The president called upon traders, manufacturers, exporters and entrepreneurs to take full advantage of the facility extended by EU in enhancing duty free exports to the latter.

He said that sincere measures were being taken to address the challenges confronted by the business community.  The president remarked that besides the role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in augmenting economic growth of the country; the real turnaround in the economy actually came from enhanced and integrated domestic investments.

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