Nation making progress despite challenges, says President Alvi
KARACHI – President Dr Arif Alvi on Sunday said that the Pakistani nation was making progress despite challenges and problems.
While addressing the prize distribution ceremony of the Prestige Invitational Golf Grand Finale 2022 at Karachi Golf Club here, the President said, “We as a nation have done a great job in spite of the problems.”
Talking about golf, he said Karachi golf club was a beautiful place and he himself enjoyed golf as other players enjoy. Dr Arif Alvi said that Pakistan Golf Club should make rules and regulations in consultation with stakeholders to promote the game.
Earlier, the President Dr Arif Alvi distributed prizes among winners of the Prestige Invitational Golf Grand Finale including Net 2nd runner-up Rizwan Rasheed, Gross 2nd runner-up Zulfiqar Hyder, Net runner-up Farhan Ahmed, Gross runner-up Qazi Amir Husain, Net winner Jawwad Amjad, Gross winner Mansoor Akram, League runner-up Jawwad Amjad and League Champion Rizwan Rasheed.
President for increasing women employment opportunities
President Dr Arif Alvi stressed the need for increasing employment opportunities for the woman in private sector. He said the private sector should also pay attention towards skill sets for the disabled persons to tap their potential and provide them with job opportunities.
The President was addressing the 16th Occupational Safety, Health and Well-being Conference and Awards 2022 ceremony organised by the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFF) here at a local hotel.
Dr Alvi said the demand-based vocational trainings and education were need of the hour and the government was focusing on it. He said the world order was changing, and “it is our responsibility to take the country on the path to development and prosperity.” Pakistan was the third highest freelance country in the world and he was confident about its development, he added.
The President said there were a number of industries in the Sindh metropolis, which were responsible for the smoke and water pollutions. These industries should contemplate and play their part in clean and green city, he added.
Dr Alvi said the information technology (IT) sector was grabbing markets and any company could reach its constumers easily through IT. The IT companies would be giants of the global economies, he opined. He said the tourism sector also needed investment. It had already its costumers (tourists) in the country.
The President appreciated some companies which were making efforts about the occupational safety, health and well-being of their employees.
Later, President Alvi distributed 16th Occuptional Safety, Health and Well-being Awards among the winner companies.
| Says demand-based vocational trainings, education are need of hour
Earlier, President of the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) Ismail Suttar and EFP Vice President Zaki Ahmed Khan also addressed the ceremony. President for expanding insurance sector, creating awareness about coverage
President Dr Arif Alvi emphasised upon the expansion of insurance sector and the need to create awareness regarding mitigation of possible risks by insurance coverage. The President made the remarks during his visit to the Federal Insurance Ombudsman(FIO) Secretariat here.
President Alvi appreciated the FIO’s achievements in resolving public grievances through amicable settlement of the insurance complaints. He also appreciated the monetary relief worth Rs 2 billion provided by the ombudsman to the complainants in the last two years. He also acknowledged threefold increase in the registration of complaints.
Dr Alvi said there was great need of strengthening the insurance sector. In that regard, he stressed upon the participants to take steps towards enhancing the contribution of insurance sector in GDP of the country. He further said the public sector insurance companies should also be brought under the purview of Federal Insurance Ombudsman.
The President advised the ombudsman to call a convention of the insurance companies as it would go a long way in showcasing the benefits of insurance coverage. The FIO, he said, should widely publicize its landmark decisions through efficient media coverage as it would augment people’s confidence in the insurance sector.
Earlier, President Alvi was briefed about the proposed legal amendments regarding the jurisdiction over public sector insurance companies. It was told that the outreach of the ombudsman was extended after establishment of six regional offices.
Referring to the Federal Shariat Court’s decision of countrywide adoption of the Takaful Insurance till 2030, the president stressed that the industry should strive to adopt to the Sharia law compliant mode of insurance within the time frame. He also urged the participants to expand into the agricultural insurance as well, as it was a huge untapped area that needed to be catered. The meeting was attended by the officers of Federal Insurance Ombudsman and the heads of different insurance companies.