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The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has felicitated PML-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif for getting remarkable victory in the general elections.

The mandate the PML-N got reflects its popularity in the country, said Zubair Ahmed Malik, President FPCCI, talking to APP here on Sunday. “Mian Nawaz Sharif being a businessmen understands problems of the  business community and we expect from him and his party to initiate business and Pakistan-friendly policies”, he said.

The president of the apex body of businessmen in the country said all developed countries follow guidelines by the business community for launching economic and business policies and hoped the PML-N government would also adopt a rational and pragmatic approach in this regard.

Zubair Ahmed Malik said that industry in the country was facing energy crisis, adding the newly elected party should take steps for ensuring uninterrupted supply of electricity and gas for sustainable economic growth. The FPCCI also hoped the PML-N would protect fiscal and monetary policies by giving a legislation cover.

He also expressed the hope that Mian Nawaz Sharif will give positive response to the goodwill gesture conveyed by him from SAARC CCI President Vikram Git Singh Sahney for further improvement in existing regional trade.

Meanwhile, VP SAARC CCI Pakistan chapter Iftikhar Ali Malik has also congratulated Mian Nawaz Sharif for the victory and expressed hope that his success would further boost Pak-India trade and bilateral relations.