LAHORE - The PML-N Traders Wing has expressed a complete solidarity with the armed forces for their key role in safeguarding the ideological boundaries of the country.

The PML-N Traders Wing chairman Irfan Iqbal Sheikh stated that the PML-N government is leading the counter-terrorism strategy, as durable peace and stability in the region is prerequisite for high economic growth and development. The entire business community, including all chambers across the country, is standing united at the call of the government to flush out the terror from the region. There was no option left except launching military operation against terrorists as business community, importers and exporters suffered billions of dollars in terrorism spate in the country.

He said that business community of Pakistan has always played significant role at all disastrous and testing times. They should come forward and help their internally displaced brothers who are sacrificing for us and helping Pakistan Armed Forces to remove the menace of terrorism.

Irfan Sheikh said that vigorous fund raising campaign has already been started by the Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif and all segments of society have joined this noble cause. He said that whole nation is standing with their ailing brothers and sisters in this testing time and would utilize all resources for their help. He said that PML-N government is taking all possible measures to protect over 0.7 million IDPs by providing them shelter, food, water and other necessities of life. Practical work is well on the way through a comprehensive planning for effective help of IDPs. He said that this is a gigantic task therefore masses in general and business community in particular have to play a vital role in this regard.

He said all chambers are on the same page and assured full co-operation as entire business community always attached great importance to its valiant armed forces in safeguarding the national frontiers.  Irfan Iqbal Sheikh said no one could deny the unprecedented role of armed forces in the war against terrorism, scheming foreign elements and local militants. He said entire business community fully supports the armed forces who are engaged in crushing militancy.