(Release Date: 28-FEB-2016)
ISLAMABAD: The newly elected president of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce (FPCCI) Abdul Rauf Alam has said that the computer industry in Pakistan plays a significant role in the development and the progress of the overall economy of Pakistan. He said this on the occasion of a welcome reception hosted by Pakistan Computer Association (PCA) in his honor last day.
Besides others, the reception was attended by Malik Sohail, Zafar Bakhtawari, Khalid Javaid, Tariq Sadiq, Muzzammil Husain Sabri, IshtiaqQureshi,Khalid Mahmood Chaudhry and the office bearers of the FPCCI, Islamabad Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ICCI). Led by Munawar Iqbal Chairman PCA, the senior members of the association including Jamal Yousaf, Abdullah Malik were also present on the occasion.
Abdul Rauf Alam, the president of the FPCCI said that his forum was aimed to protect the interests of the business community and to resolve their problems. He said the FPCCI is fully involved in the budget consultative process and has presented various suggestions to government of Pakistan.
He said that he was fully aware of the issues being faced by business community of Islamabad and would make his best efforts to resolve these problems. He said that the issues related to IT would also come under detailed discussion during the next meeting of FPCCI with the government officials.
Munawar Iqbal, chairman of PCA while speaking on the occasion appreciated the efforts of Abdul Rauf Alam for the betterment of business community. He said we have prepared and shared Budget proposals after consultations from our stakeholders to FPCCI and FBR for the coming budget.
Munawar Iqbal said that IT industry generates substantial revenue to the government and has potential of contributing Rs.5.5 billion in the national economy if the budget proposals it has presented are considered at the highest level. He was of view that steps towards more documented economy would resolve the issues of smuggling and other illicit business practices in the sector.