Govt to ensure business community security, address their issues on priority


RAWALPINDI, Nov 19 (APP):Minister of State for Interior 
Shehryar Afridi Monday said the federal
government would ensure security of business community and address their issues
on priority.
         Addressing office bearers of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce 
and Industry (ICCI) here he said, the government would focus and 
promote the less development areas particularly in small provinces of 
the country. "We will invest on human development," he added.
         The minister said, "We have informed the world that they 
should do more as we have already done a lot." Every Pakistani family 
has rendered great sacrifices in war against terrorism that must be 
acknowledged by the world powers, he added.
         Today, the world is creating different approaches like 
millennium development goal, sustainable development goal, ethical 
approaches and other best practices regarding development and 
humanity but, the Muslim Ummah follows the teachings of the Holy 
Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) and considers it the success in the 
world and hereafter, he added.
         He said the business community is backbone of the national 
economy and all out efforts would be made to provide relief to the 
businessmen as if their business would flourish, then, the country 
would progress.
         Shahryar Afridi said the people who were at the helm of the 
affairs protected their own interests which created chaos among the 
citizens. "Today, there are so many problems in the country. Every 
Pakistani is distressed but, the incumbent government is making all 
out efforts to provide relief to the citizens and bring the country 
out of financial crisis," he added.
         He applauded efforts of business community and overseas 
Pakistan who despite
unfavorable circumstances played their role to support the country, adding,
Pakistan is fighting a war to protect the whole world and rendered 
sacrifices but, they were not acknowledged at any level. The world is following
a perception based approach for Pakistan, he said.
         The minister said the state would not allow anyone to loot 
the national wealth
and assets of the country on the name of religion, sect or any other approach
and establish state within the state.
         He said a loud and clear message had been given to those who 
were claiming that
they used to put tyres to get approval of their files. No one is above the law
and all the Pakistanis are equal in "Naya Pakistan", he added.
         Talking about 18th constitutional amendment he said, "We 
being Pakistanis own every
area of Pakistan and the federal government would play their role for the
resolution of the problems being faced by the citizens in any part of the
         He urged the media to highlight issues keeping in view the 
best interests of the country.
         On the occasion, MNA, Sheikh Rashid Shafique, MPA Umar Butt, 
Chairman of RDA Muhammad
Arif Abbasi, elected members of ICCI and RCCI were present.