Dr. Gohar Ejaz to lead FPCCI-PERG Think Tank

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Atif Ikram Sheikh, President of FPCCI, has constituted a high-profile think tank of the apex body – comprising the nation’s top economic minds, governance specialists, industrialists, entrepreneurs, investors and exporters. The body will be called FPCCI’s Think Tank on Pakistan’s Economic Revival & Growth (FPCCI-PERG) and will be chaired by Dr. Gohar Ejaz, former caretaker federal minister for finance, revenue and investments.

Atif Ikram Sheikh maintained that Pakistan’s entire business, industry, and trade community is united in its efforts to revive its economy. As the apex body, FPCCI has assembled an ensemble of Pakistan’s brightest minds.

The members of FPCCI-PERG will include the veteran industrialist, Bashir Jan Mohammad; the capital markets czar Arif Habib; serial entrepreneur Mohammad Ali Tabba; former Presidents of FPCCI, Mian Muhammad Idrees & Ghazanfar Bilour; top exporter Dr. Nouman Idrees Butt; CEO TDAP, Zubair Motiwala; Chairman APTMA, Asif Inam and former president Lahore Chamber, Shahzad Ali Malik.

The likes of Shahid Abdullah, Fawad Mukhtar, Maqsood Ismail, Farooq Naseem and Shahzad Asghar Ali will also be part of FPCCI-PERG. In-depth analysis and informed discourse will be the core values of the think tank.

The think tank’s objectives are conducting research on economic challenges and opportunities, formulating evidence-based policy recommendations for sustainable economic growth, and facilitating dialogue among the quadrilateral alliance of policymakers, industry, academia, and civil society.

Atif Ikram Sheikh apprised that all major sectors and industrial regions of the country will be represented by their best of the best – and FPCCI is all-willing to kickstart a result-oriented consultative process with the government on federal budget 2024 – 25 and charter of economy in the light of the recommendations of its think tank.


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