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Business Community hails peaceful settlement of long march issue

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Islamabad, January 18, 2013 (PPI-OT): Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICC) hails the decision of Dr.Tahirul Qadri, Chief of the Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran as he announced to end of the Long March after reaching an agreement with the Government which would help improve image of democracy in Pakistan as well as maintaining political stability in the country.

Mr.Zafar Bakhtawari, President ICCI appreciated the peaceful attitude of participants of the Long March, who have exhibited a new example of patience and commitment in the history of our country. He said that business community of Federal Capital had many reservations about Long March but it is very admiring that not a single incident of damage to public and private property was reported in the last four days due to peaceful gesture of the participants.

Mr.Bakhtawari also hailed the Government delegation which was led by Ch.Shujat Hussain, President of PML(Q) for having a positive negotiation with Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran Chief as Long March ended up with amiable atmosphere and reconciliatory spirit.

He was of the view that political stability is a pre-requisite for economic growth and development of the country in the prevailing global scenario to offset the future fiscal challenges. There should have been plan for practicing good governance for sustaining and maintaining a sound political and socio-economic system in the country, he maintained.

ICCI President urged the leaders of all the political parties to help strengthen democratic system in the national interest by burying their political differences and said that political stability was a key factor worldwide for economic development and restoring confidence of foreign and local investors.

He also stressed the Government to proactively deal with the ongoing crisis and other issues to avert industrial closures and resultant economic downturn. Discussing the power issue, Mr.Bakhtawari said that the power shortage had not only caused unrest among the businessmen but also negatively impacting the economic activity which have come to a grinding halt.

For more information, contact:
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chamber House, Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat Road,
Mauve Area, G-8/1,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +9251 225 0526 and 225 3145
Fax: +9251 225 2950


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