KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has felicitated Dr. Hafeez Shaikh, the newly appointed adviser to Prime Minister, for the slot of finance and revenue.
FPCCI president Engr. Daroo Khan Achakzai in a statement on Friday extended his heartiest felicitation to Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on his appointment as Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance for which he rightly deserved by virtue of his long and versatile experience of serving the country in various fields including Finance Ministership from 2010-2013; Minister for Privatization as well as Provincial Finance Minister of Sindh.
He added that Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh is a distinguished economist who remained affiliated with the World Bank during his career and possesses a vast experience of dealing with multilateral creditors such as IMF, World Bank, Asian Development Bank etc., and as such is well versed with Pakistan’s financial issues and economy.
The FPCCI Chief hoped that under his ministership the country would steer out of the multi-faceted instant financial challenges being confronted by it such as balance of payment; fiscal and debt sustainability, better management of public sector entities; reforms of transparency; eliminate the menace of corruption; ease of doing business; arrest of rupee slide; reform tax administration; revive manufacturing sector; enhance access to finance etc.
The FPCCI President was optimistic that during the tenure of Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, the coordination between the FPCCI – an apex body of trade & industry – and Ministry of Finance would be further strengthened for the benefit of both the stakeholders viz business community and the government.
The FPCCI Chief also congratulated other Members of the Prime Minister Cabinet on assuming charge of their new portfolios including Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Science and Technology ; Firdaus Ashiq Awan, Special assistant to PM on Information & Broadcasting; Ghulam Sarwar Minister for Aviation; Ijaz Shah, Interior Minister; Shehryar Afridi, Minister of States and Frontier Regions; Azam Swati, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.