Sharjeel assures FPCCI members of addressing security concerns

Salis bin Perwaiz
Friday, May 24, 2024

Sindh’s Senior minister of Sindh and Minister for Information, Transport, Excise, Taxation, and Narcotics Control Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that we have some challenges that require joint efforts of all sectors of society to deal with them.

The government values the role of the business community in the country’s economy and gives importance to solving their problems. It is the responsibility of the government to give a sense of security to the traders. We are the servants of the people, and we solve every legitimate problem as a duty, he said.

Speaking as the chief guest at a Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries function in Karachi, Memon stated that the FPCCI has shared important issues with the government of Sindh and also made several suggestions, and given that we must take ownership of everything to solve problems.

He said that Karachi had been targeted for a long time; unfortunately, the image of the country was damaged for personal reasons. There was a deliberate conspiracy to shift industries from Pakistan to other places, due to which the economy was damaged.

The senior minister said that the foundation stone of Dhabeji Economic Zone has been laid by the PPP government of Sindh for the convenience of traders and investors. This zone will be tax-free, and along with other facilities, will be provided to traders and investors. Dhabeji Economic Zone will be the only industrial zone to be included in the CPEC, and for the promotion of investment, more such zones will be established by the government of Sindh.

Talking about the law and order situation, Memon said that if today’s Karachi is compared to the Karachi of 15 years ago, today’s Karachi is much better in terms of law and order. He said that 15 years ago passenger buses used to go in convoys, but today there is no such problem. Street crime increased during the caretaker government, and today it has reduced by 50% under the current Sindh government of the Peoples Party. Nothing is more valuable than human beings; the priority of every government is to maintain law and order, and the Sindh government is also trying to bring street crime under complete control.

Memon said the business community needs roads to transport anything. Our businessman brothers should review both the roads prepared by the Sindh government and the federal government and tell how much work the Sindh government has done.