Karachi, FEB 12: (DNA) – Atif Ikram Sheikh, President FPCCI, has congratulated Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig on winning his national assembly seat of NA – 241; and, pinned his hopes in his leadership skills to facilitate business, industry and trade community of Pakistan through advocating for enabling, conducive business and economic policies from the august platform of National Assembly of Pakistan.
Mr. Atif Ikram Sheikh added that Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig is not only a highly-respected former Senior Vice President of FPCCI; but, also a seasoned and accomplished governance leader as he has previously served as Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Textiles. Furthermore, he has been active in social, philanthropic, economic and political circles for the past many decades.
Mr. Atif Ikram Sheikh proposed that the new government should capitalize on his expertise and network in export markets and diplomatic circles. It is a testimony of his diplomatic credentials that he is an Honorary Consul General of Yemen in Pakistan. The Government of Pakistan has also conferred upon him the prestigious civil awards of Sitara-e-Imtiaz & Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.
Mr. Saquib Fayyaz Magoon, SVP FPCCI, maintained that it is encouraging to have a true representative of trade & industry in the legislative, policymaking and diplomatic circles. He knows the issues affecting the business community inside-out; and, will be a strong and effective voice in the National Assembly of Pakistan.
Mr. Saquib Fayyaz Magoon highlighted that the election of Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig will facilitate the representation of trade and industry in the government setup at this crucial juncture in Pakistan’s economic history. We needed a strong voice in the system from within the industry – and, he is an excellent choice for his exceptional credentials as an industrialist and exporter himself, he added.