PR No. 249 Islamabad: November 25, 2016.

The President of Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Rauf Alam and former President of FPCCI Muzamil Sabri called on the Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here today.

Rauf Alam expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and thanked the Finance Minister for reducing Rs. 200 per MMBTU in the gas price for Industrial sector. He said that this will provide relief to the Industrial sector which is becoming non-competitive in the international market. He further said that this relief will go a long way in solving the problems of the industrial sector and will improve on their productive capacity.

The Finance Minister said that the Government is committed to address the problems of the Industry as much as possible. He said all efforts are directed to create a congenial working environment for business so that our products could become competitive in the international market. Now it is obligation of the businesses to increase exports and earn the much needed foreign exchange for the country, he urged.

Rauf Alam invited the Finance Minister in the Annual Export Trophy function which will be held by the FPCCI in Islamabad around mid-December. He said that invitation to the Prime Minister has already been extended for this event as a Chief Guest.