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    25th Mid-career Management course officers visits Multan Chamber

    MULTAN, A delegation of 25th Mid-career Management course  officers led by Ahmed NadeMULTAN, March 13th: A delegation of 25th Mid-career Management course  officers led by Ahmed Nadeem Khan , chief instructor, National Institute of Management (NIM), Lahore along with faculty members visited Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) for an interaction with local business community. The officers were undergoing 25th Mid-Career Management Course and were belonging to the various departments of federal and provincial governments. Addressing the officers, Khawaja Muhammad Farooq, MCCI Vice president said that civil service was one of the agents of development in any country and civil officers should fully cooperate with private sector in efforts aimed at economic revival of the country. He said civil officers should play facilitative role in resolving issues of business community so that private sector could grow up to its real potential. He said public-private partnership was the best approach to take the country forward on the road of sustainable economic development and civil officers should partner with private sector in steering the country out of current challenges.Khawaja Muhammad Farooq said that the Government was duty bound to provide cheapest electricity to its domestic as well as industrial and agricultural consumers so that we could compete our competitors in world market. Now electricity was being provided at the rateof Rs.15/unit while our neighbouring countries were supplying power at Rs.6.5 /unit.Similarly charges of other utilities are very high. Our cost of production is much high than Bangladesh, India, Sri-Lanka, Vietnam and Thailand and our business is not viable.He stressed the need for execution of hydro-power projects and construction of water reservoirs and warned that there would be no water for our agricultural produce if we failed to construct dams. Secretary General of MCCI Khurram Javed Butt informed them of speciality of this zone like Mango, dates, cotton, Handicrafts, Industry,blue pottery, Camel-skin  decoration pieces. Ex-Presidents of MCCI Mian Iqbal Hassan, Khawaja Muhammad Usman,Chairperson of Women nEntrepreneurs Su b committee Syeda Sarwat Zahra, Aurangzeb Alamgir and Bakhsh Elahi also echanged views regarding CPEC project is supposed to be a “game changer” in the geopolitics of South Asia.As Pakistan is currently suffering from the worst kind of extremism, terrorism, and rampant corruption, it not only intends to benefit economically from the project but also improve its world image under the patronage of China.CPEC offers Pakistan an excellent opportunity to upgrade the basic infrastructure of all provinces as the corridor essentially passes through the whole of Pakistan. New roads, highways, railways, airports, and seaports are to be built and developed according to the blueprint of this ambitious project. Ahnmed Nadeem Khan, Chief Instructor, National Institute of Management, Lahore said that the purpose of bringing trainee officers to MCCI was to sensitize them about the views and issues of business community so that when trainee officers go back to their parent departments, they could facilitate private sector with better understanding of its key role in economic development and problems being faced by the business community.em Khan , chief instructor, National Institute of Management (NIM), Lahore along with faculty members visited Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) for an interaction with local business community. The officers were undergoing 25th Mid-Career Management Course and were belonging to the various departments of federal and provincial governments. Addressing the officers, Khawaja Muhammad Farooq, MCCI Vice president said that civil service was one of the agents of development in any country and civil officers should fully cooperate with private sector in efforts aimed at economic revival of the country. He said civil officers should play facilitative role in resolving issues of business community so that private sector could grow up to its real potential. He said public-private partnership was the best approach to take the country forward on the road of sustainable economic development and civil officers should partner with private sector in steering the country out of current challenges.Khawaja Muhammad Farooq said that the Government was duty bound to provide cheapest electricity to its domestic as well as industrial and agricultural consumers so that we could compete our competitors in world market. Now electricity was being provided at the rateof Rs.15/unit while our neighbouring countries were supplying power at Rs.6.5 /unit.Similarly charges of other utilities are very high. Our cost of production is much high than Bangladesh, India, Sri-Lanka, Vietnam and Thailand and our business is not viable.He stressed the need for execution of hydro-power projects and construction of water reservoirs and warned that there would be no water for our agricultural produce if we failed to construct dams. Secretary General of MCCI Khurram Javed Butt informed them of speciality of this zone like Mango, dates, cotton, Handicrafts, Industry,blue pottery, Camel-skin  decoration pieces. Ex-Presidents of MCCI Mian Iqbal Hassan, Khawaja Muhammad Usman,Chairperson of Women nEntrepreneurs Su b committee Syeda Sarwat Zahra, Aurangzeb Alamgir and Bakhsh Elahi also echanged views regarding CPEC project is supposed to be a “game changer” in the geopolitics of South Asia.As Pakistan is currently suffering from the worst kind of extremism, terrorism, and rampant corruption, it not only intends to benefit economically from the project but also improve its world image under the patronage of China.CPEC offers Pakistan an excellent opportunity to upgrade the basic infrastructure of all provinces as the corridor essentially passes through the whole of Pakistan. New roads, highways, railways, airports, and seaports are to be built and developed according to the blueprint of this ambitious project. Ahnmed Nadeem Khan, Chief Instructor, National Institute of Management, Lahore said that the purpose of bringing trainee officers to MCCI was to sensitize them about the views and issues of business community so that when trainee officers go back to their parent departments, they could facilitate private sector with better understanding of its key role in economic development and problems being faced by the business community.
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