ISLAMABAD: Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue on Thursday met presidents of various chamber of commerce and industries to discuss proposals for budget 2019/2020.
The Presidents and representatives of Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Karachi and Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry were at the meeting.
The representatives of various chambers briefed the adviser about problems and challenges being confronted by the economy of the country.
They gave various suggestions aimed at improving the economy and industrial sector of Pakistan.
The delegation proposed ways and means to enhance the export of the country.
The delegation also gave proposals for the budget 2019/2020.
In order to facilitate the business community and attract foreign investment, the adviser informed that the government was focusing on improving the ease of doing business.
He stated that the role of private sector was highly important in improving the economy of the country and urged the members of business community to play their role to increase the volume of exports.
He assured that the proposals of the chambers would be considered and a business-friendly budget would be presented.
Apart from the representatives of the chambers, the meeting was attended by Adviser to PM on Commerce, Textile, Industry and Production and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood, Minister of State for Revenue, Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Secretary Finance, Naveed Kamran Baloch, Chairman, FBR, Shabbar Zaidi and Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Dr. Khaqan Najeeb.