SIALKOT - The Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has expressed grave concern over the recent reduction in duty draw back ratio by the federal government and delay in the release of rebate claims by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

An SCCI press release issued here, said that the Sialkot business community was much perturbed due to the critical situation and urged the government to ensure maximum increase in duty drawback ratio, besides, making some practical steps for the early release of prolonged pending rebate claims to encourage the Sialkot SMEs, enabling them to struggle hard for increasing the exports.

The SCCI urged the government to reduce the banks mark-up ratio and provide maximum relief to energy crisis-hit industrial sector of the country.