PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Engineer Shaukatullah has taken strong exception of the intimidating and threatening trend at the hand of certain mischievous and selfish elements to grab money from trading community of the provincial capital.
Governor said, “It can never be tolerated and would be curbed with full force and commitment”.
Talking to a representative delegation comprising sitting and ex-office bearers of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry that called on him under the leadership of its President, Muhammad Yousaf Sarwar at Governor’s House here Thursday , the Governor also stressed the business community to stand with fullest courage and determination against nefarious designs of such elements.
“If anyone gets a threat, he should tell the facts to all his colleagues as well as the respective law enforcement agencies for necessary action, he stressed.
The Governor paid rich tributes to the business community for facing the challenges of terrorism and extremism in extremely severe circumstances and said that their sacrifices and contribution would serve a purpose to strengthen government and reviving economic activities.
Indeed, he said, conducting business in a state of terror was a very difficult job. However, he added, situation is now far better as compared to the past and leaving few pockets in FATA, the law and order is fully controlled.
The Governor also assured the delegates that their demand for continuing the financial relief package, introduced in wake of severe losses caused to trade and business sector of the province due to terrorism would be taken up at the federal level with full support.
As far as difficulties of pharmaceutical sector are concerned, the Governor said, he would also take up the matter with the respective authorities and no stone would be left unturned to resolve their grievances.
The delegation while highlighting the problems of trader’s community appreciated the Governor for taking keen interest in promotion of trade and business activities both in the province and FATA.