LAHORE - The PIAF-Founders Alliance Corporate Class’s candidates during the week also launched their campaign under the leadership of the LCCI’s Former Presidents Mian Misbah ur Rehman, Mian Shafqat Ali and PIAF chairman Irfan Iqbal Sheikh. Several more markets including Anjuman Tajiran Loha Market and Shaheed Ganj Landa Bazaar announced their support for the Alliance. In a specially arranged meeting of PIAF-Founders Alliance Traders, different markets boards unanimously announced their support for the Alliance.

Just a day earlier, the All Pakistan Paper Merchants Association (APPMA) and hundreds of traders of its affiliated markets announced their support for the PIAF-Founders Alliance in the LCCI elections.

In the first leg of the door-to door election campaign, the Alliance Corporate Class’s candidates including Abdul Basit, Javed Iqbal Siddiqi and others held meetings with businessmen belonging to the Lahore Township Industrial Area, the Sunder Industrial Estate and the Kahna Katcha Industrial Estate.

On the occasion, Misbah and Shafqat gave a brief introduction of their candidates and threw light on the LCCI’s achievements this year. He said that PIAF-Founders Alliance’s candidates have an edge over their rivals, as the Alliance is receiving more and more support from different trade bodies and industrialist wings.

Furthermore, they said that the Alliance had nominated candidates who were considered experts in their respective fields and possessed a strong understanding about the country’s economic issues.

On the occasion, PIAF Chairman Irfan Iqbal Sheikh said that a comprehensive plan would be evolved to showcase Pakistani merchandise world over as the total volume of Pakistani merchandise traded around the world was currently negligible, adding that various sectors possessed a lot of untapped potential.