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Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry condemns Quetta blast

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Islamabad, February 19, 2013 (PPI-OT): Haji Fazal Kadir Khan Sherani, President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI); Mr. Tariq Sayeed, Vice President CACCI, Founder and Former President SAARC CCI and former President, FPCCI; Mr. S. M. Muneer, President Indo-Pak CCI and former President FPCCI, Mr. Iftikhar Ali Malik, Vice President SAARC CCI and former President FPCCI, Shaikh Haroon Rashid, Sheikh Shakil Ahmad Dhingra, Mr. Iqbal Dawood Pakwalla, Begum Salma Ahmad, Sheikh Abdul Waheed Sandal, Mirza Abdul Rehman, Mr. Azhar Majeed, Mr. Zubair Ali, and Engineer Daroo Khan Achakzai, Vice Presidents, FPCCI have condemned Saturday’s tragedy in Quetta, and the resultant loss of precious lives, in the strongest terms possible.

They said that the sad incident had plunged not just Quetta, but in fact the entire country, into a climate of sorrow, and brought back painful memories of the January tragedy, which were still not forgotten. They also said that the loss of more than 80 innocent lives in the second such episode within less than two months was a stark reminder of the serious challenges facing our country at this stage.

The business community’s leaders said that they stood united with the people of Quetta in sharing their grief, and prayed to Almighty Allah to grant courage and strength to the affected families in the face of this adversity. They were also of the view that the Government should look into the demands of Quetta’s people and enforce adequate security measures in Quetta where such incidents were taking place repeatedly.

For more information, contact:
Syed Masood Alam Rizvi
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: 0092-21-35873691, 93-94
Fax: +9221 3587 4332


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