Financial difficulties to be over soon: PM

PM Imran seeks business community’s role in poverty alleviation mission

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) was against creation of another province in Sindh and added that after introduction of PTI’s New Local Bodies system there would be no need of any kind of division in Sindh. The meeting discussed overall political situation of Sindh, ongoing federal government development projects in the province and allied parties’ affairs. Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday said that the poverty alleviation from Pakistan was his mission for which the trade community must extend its support. In a meeting with a delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry and business community in Karachi, the prime minister said he wanted his government to be acknowledged as the most trade and investment friendly government. The meeting was attended by the repre s e n t a t ive s from FPCCI, Karachi Chambers of Commerce, Employers’ Federation of Pakistan, Pakistan Ready-made Garments, Pakistan Leather Garments, Rice Export, Pakistan Automotive Parts, Pakistan Bedwear Exporters, Pakistan Denim Manufacturers, Towel Manufacturers, Pakistan Hosiery and other business sectors. Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail, Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi and Commerce Advisor Abdul Razak Dawood were also present, a PM Office statement said. The prime minister said the corruption during the previous government had marred the economy. We have inherited a fragile economy. I cannot let the plunderers off, he remarked. He told the delegation that the government had appointed experts at the Federal Board of Revenue and State Bank of Pakistan. He urged the trade community to take advantage of the amnesty scheme announced by the government.

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