BHURBAN - A unified declaration calling upon the government for taking short-term and long-term steps for the economic uplift of the country was adopted by the presidents of all Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The declaration was adopted at the 3rd All Pakistan Chambers Presidents Conference organised by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry at a local hotel. The RCCI president, Asad Raza Kazmi briefed the media about the conference and told that besides discussing measures to be taken by the government for economic reforms, the conference dilated on water sector reforms, energy sector reforms and improving the law and order situation. He told that the strategic approach towards economic reforms as declared by the participants included ensuring improvement of law and order in both rural and urban areas. President RCCI asked the government to take measures to eradicate causes of terrorism and for this purpose Community Police Liaison Committee based policing should be introduced. Tax reforms should be made by reducing tax brackets to broaden tax net. The National Database should be developed through NADRA to enhance the tax reforms. SEZ Act should be passed from the Parliament at the earliest for rapid industrialization in Pakistan, he demanded from the government. The declaration called upon the government for taking business community into confidence to form firm policies towards cross border trade. APTTA (Afghan Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement) should be properly regulated and monitored by Pakistan security forces. Asad Raza remarked that infrastructures should be developed for support of industrial zones at individual provinces linking to the national motorways and express ways. Moreover the government should develop an SME policy for women entrepreneurs.