PR No.96 President FPCCI calls on the Finance Minister Islamabad: January 12, 2017

President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI), Mr. Zubair Tufail called on the Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here today.

President FPCCI thanked the Finance Minister for his tireless efforts in finalizing the Prime Minister’ Package of Incentives for Exporters, announced by the Prime Minister on January 10, 2016. He said that the business community is happy with the package as it provides them a level playing field to compete with other exporters in the region. He expressed appreciation for the pro-business policies of the PML(N) government.

Finance Minister said that the package announced by the Prime Minister is the largest exports incentive package in Pakistan’s history. He urged exporters to make all efforts to benefit from this package and show the results in exports that the government desires and the country needs. The Finance Minister highlighted that, under the package, the incentives for FY 2017-18 would be available to those exporters who would achieve an increase of 10% in their exports as compared to their exports for FY 2016-17. He said that this will ensure that the benefits of the package are only availed by those exporters who show results. He emphasized that the announcement of this package by the Prime Minister demonstrates the government’s strong commitment to the goal of achieving higher, sustainable and inclusive export-led growth. He expressed confidence that the package will serve as a catalyst for exports and will provide a major boost to economic growth.