President Mamnoon Hussain has advised traders and industrialists to take advantage of facilities extended by the government for bolstering trade activities in the country.
The President said this when a delegation of Sahiwal Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) headed by MNA Pir Imran Shah and President SCCI Haji Anjum Sohail Ansari called on the President here at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Tuesday.
The President noted that the State Bank of Pakistan has greatly reduced mark up rate for Export Finance Scheme which is a historical step. Traders and industrialists should strive to enhance exports by taking advantage of this relief, emphasized the President.
The President stressed upon the business community to promote the culture of paying taxes in the country in order to boost national economy.
The President advised the delegation to establish a research centre in their chamber with emphasis on study of environmental and climatic changes so that industries set up on the basis of agriculture could deliver better results. The President assured the SCCI delegation that their problems would be resolved. The President also assured that measures would be taken to conserve the ancient civilization of Harappa and to turn it into a centre of tourism.