Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo, President FPCCI, has said that it is with profound sense of service and achievement that we report to the press that when the federal government announced 10-day long Eid-Ul-Fitr Holidays and SOPs; President Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo, Senior Vice President Khawaja Shahzeb Akram and former President Mian Anjum Nisar swung into action immediately and contacted PM House; from where Abdul Razak Dawood, Governor SBP, and Chairman FBR were all intimated on grave concerns of FPCCI.
This intervention by FPCCI was aimed to get this disastrous decision reversed and avert the huge loss it could have caused to business, industrial, and trade communities of Pakistan.
Honouring the timely and passionate intervention and efforts by FPCCI, the federal government has announced that banks will remain operational on Monday-Tuesday, i.e. May 10-11 and Customs & Ports on Monday-Wednesday. These decisions would have gone in vain, had the shipping lines not cooperated!
However, All Pakistan Shipping Association (APSA) has written to Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo, President FPCCI, to inform him that they have also decided to honour the demand of FPCCI and keep all shipping lines and services operational on May 10-11.
Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the business, industry, and trade communities of Pakistan on this remarkable feat achieved by their apex representative body, The Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI).
Above all, Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo would like to thank Prime Minister Imran Khan from the bottom of his heart for his timely intervention in the national interest. FPCCI also applauds Minister of Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Governor SBP, and Chairman FBR for their swift decision-making and cooperation.
Once again, Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo appreciates and thanks the shipping association for their support and cooperation for keeping their lines and operations open on May 10-11.
FPCCI is all-geared and committed to continue striving hard and incessantly for the betterment of the economy and the business community alike.