LAHORE – President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari will be the Chief Guest in the LCCI Achievement Awards 2012 being held today (September 14). Top government functionaries, politicians, diplomats, bureaucrats and businessmen will participate in The Achievement Award is annual feature of the LCCI . In the year 2005, the LCCI took the initiative to recognize the services of the businessmen of the great City of Lahore who are contributing to the national exchequer in a big way. This was the beginning of LCCI Achievement Awards and the response was marvelous as not only the business community but the government circles also lauded the LCCI for giving due recognition to the business community of Lahore. The LCCI Achievement Awards 2012 is the seventh function in a row.Methodology of selection is very transparent so that the right businessmen could be able to win the award.  The criterion for the applicants was: Investment during the outgoing financial year, turnover during the financial year, establishment of new units during financial year. Percentage increase in export/trade turnover during the last three years, tax paid by the company or group of companies (where the contestant has more than 51 per cent share-holding), dividend declared to share holders during the financial year and research & Development during the year.