Agriculture, Live-Stock to be given more importance: FPCCINovember 26, 2014
ISLAMABAD: Presidential Candidate for the FPCCI, Mian Adress on Thursday said that agriculture has an important direct and indirect role in generating economic growth.
He said it provides food to consumers and fibres for domestic industry; it is a source of scarce foreign exchange earnings; and it provides a market for industrial goods. He said that Agriculture and livestock are the back bone of economy, but unfortunately it has been ignored by the successive governments.
Leadership of apex trade body, FPCCI, has also turned a blind eye towards these sectors in the past, he added. He vowed that new leadership of FPCCI will give more importance and preference to agriculture and live stock sectors along with the industries. These sectors can strengthen the economy of Pakistan.
He was addressing to the members of Okara and Sahiwal Chambers of Commerce and Industries. Mian Adress said that FPCCI will give importance to agriculture and live stocks beside the industries.
He said diplomatic community will be invited to visit the Okara and Sahiwal Chamber so that they can witness the expertise of these areas. They will be urged to provide the latest techniques to the farmers so that they could use the agri machinery and technology as a skilled farmer.
At this occasion, members of Okara and Sahiwal Chambers announced to join United Business Group and support Mian Adrees for the presidential candidate of FPCCI.
Mian Adrees said that small chambers and associations had been ignored in the past, the new leadership of FPCCI under the chairmanship of Iftikhar Ali Malik and S.M Muneer will provide the due importance to small chambers and associations.
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