President Dr Arif Alvi has said that steps are being taken to facilitate the businessmen and the industrial sector by providing them an enabling environment to expand economic and commercial activities in the country. He stated that the Government was conducting intensive trade diplomacy and was trying to obtain access to new and better markets for local traders and industry through Free Trade Agreements and Preferential Trade Agreements in order to encourage and strengthen the SMEs.
Mr Liaqat Ali Malik briefed the President about the role of JCST&SI in creating job opportunities and appreciated the Government for approving an industrial estate for the businessmen of Jhang. Talking to the delegation, the President said that reforms had been initiated to improve the business climate of the country and attract foreign investment. He added that the Government was making concerted efforts to help the industrial sector by reducing the cost of production to enable businessmen to compete in the international markets.
The President appreciated the role of JCST&SI in the country’s economic development and assured the delegation of his support to help address their problems.