FAISALABAD-The national economy is at take-off position and during the next three years Pakistan will become a completely changed and progressive country, said Punjab Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan.

He was addressing the local business community after inaugurating E-Police Station at Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) here on Monday.

He said that when the PML-N government came into power, rumours were rife that Pakistan was going to default. However, under the able and sincere leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, we have successfully put Pakistan on the track, he said and hoped that business friendly polices of the government would entirely change the face of the country. He claimed that the PML-N government had already changed the perception about Pakistan in international community and foreign investors were now willing to invest in Pakistan. He said that foreign investors had committed to invest in power sector to add an additional 20,000 MW of electricity into national grid.

He asked the business community of Faisalabad to get ready to capture its due share as the huge opportunities were waiting for them. He assured that problems confronted by the business community would be resolved on priority basis and very soon Pakistan would emerge as Asian Tiger.

To a question, Rana Sanaullah proposed a new location for Airport in upper part of the city that could cater to the future needs of the burgeoning metropolis.

To a question about Citizen Police Liaison Committee, he said that it was de-notified because of its internal controversies. He said that he would welcome any proposal from the platform of FCCI to establish such body to extend facilitation to the business community.

The provincial Minister also endorsed a demand for a comprehensive and well integrated master plan for Faisalabad city, saying that the DCO was already working on it and it was in advanced stage. He asked the business community to give its input to make Master Plan more comprehensive and acceptable for all.

He emphasised that the Labour unions should work within their mandate and no such organization would be allowed to become mafia. However, industrialists should also fulfil their legitimate obligations including payment of social security contribution, other taxes, duties and levies.

The minister  appreciated the establishment of E-Police Station at the FCCI and said that it indicate that business community, police and administration were on same page as regard the facilitation of masses.

He said that the E-Police Station would provide 14 different kinds of services to 5,000 members of the chamber. He proposed that such E-Police Stations should be established in all the four corners of the city and said that he was planning to establish an E-Police Station in Samanabad Sports Complex. He asked the FCCI to take the responsibility of remaining three E-Police Stations in Faisalabad.

Earlier, FCCI President Engineer Suhail Bin Rashid said that business community was expecting huge influx of foreigners after the investment of $2 billion by china in Faisalabad. He said that an airport of international standard would be imperative to facilitate foreign buyers and visitors.