ISLAMABAD, Aug 11: President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday advised traders and industrialists to take advantage of facilities extended by the government to bolster trade activities in the country.
The President was talking to a delegation of Sahiwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry headed by MNA Pir Imran Shah and President SCCI Haji Anjum Sohail Ansari, which called on the him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
He noted that the State Bank of Pakistan had greatly reduced mark up rate for Export Finance Scheme which was a historical step. Traders and industrialists should strive to enhance exports by taking advantage of this relief, the President emphasized.
He stressed the business community to promote the culture of paying taxes in the country to boost national economy.
He advised the delegation to establish a research centre in their chamber with emphasis on study of environmental and climatic changes so that agriculture-related industries could deliver better results.
The President assured the SCCI delegation to resolve their problems and that measures would be taken to conserve the ancient civilization of Harappa and to turn it into a centre of tourism.