LAHORE (APP) - Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Sultan Ahmad Chawla on Friday urged the government to import gas from Iran and Turkmenistan to end the loadshedding crisis in the country. The offer from Iran is sufficient and it will end the crisis the industry is facing, he said while addressing a meeting at the FPCCI Regional Office here. He said the government should consider proposal of importing power from China and Iran to overcome the shortage of electricity, adding the government should also implement a long-term policy for constructing dams in the country. He said that the private sector must be taken on board in the process of policy-making as it would restore the soft image of the government in the business community. We should rely on our natural resources instead of borrowing from the IMF to eliminate poverty in the country, he said. He proposed privatisation of national institutions including Railways, Steel Mill and PIA in the best interest of Pakistan. Tariq Sayeed, Vice President CACCI, suggested taking on board all stakeholders while introducing any economic policy in the country. Only a consensus developing approach can uplift the economy of Pakistan, he said. Mian Muhammad Adrees, Regional Chairman FPCCI, said the government should ensure fair distribution of gas among all provinces. He said that energy crisis, terrorism and double-digit mark-up rate had badly affected the economy of the country adding the government should introduce short term as well as long term policies to handle the problems. Iftikhar Ali Malik, Vice President SAARC Chamber of Commerce, said, It is our responsibility to plan solutions to problems in a practical manner. Vice President FPCCI, Muhammad Mansha Churra, Senator Ghulam Ali, Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig and others attended the meeting.