PM’s initiative to appoint prominent businessmen as honorary Ambassadors is commendable: Ahsan Bakhtawari

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PM’s initiative to appoint prominent businessmen

ISLAMABAD, JUL 3 /DNA/ – President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ahsan Bakhtawari has commended the decision of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to appoint 48 eminent businessmen as honorary Ambassadors. He said that the business community also hails the government’s decision of taking it on board for the purpose adding that the government should also give formal representation to the business community at other important policy-making forums including the FBR.

 Speaking to a delegation of businessmen at the Chamber House yesterday, President ICCI said that the business community is the biggest stakeholder of the country’s economy. It is also generating respectable employment for millions of people. Services of those businessmen who are paying billions of rupees as tax must be recognized at the state level which will create a sense of security and pride in the business community. 

President ICCI said that the government should ensure the representation of the business community in the standing committees of the Senate and the National Assembly on trade and finance so that suggestions from the business community can be included at the consultative level and effective policy can be formulated.

 He added that the business community should also be granted representation in the Board of Directors of FBR to resolve the issues like broadening the tax net, enforcement of new taxes, and recovery matters can be resolved amicably.  The ICCI President further said that the government claims that tax refund cases worth billions of rupees are stuck across the country and if the relevant Chambers are taken on board on the issue, all such matters can be resolved promptly and effectively.