ISLAMABAD : Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana has lauded the role of business community in the national development and called for increased economic activity to generate jobs and revenue. He said the government was aware of the problems of the business community, including those surfaced recently, and assured that these would be resolved within days.

Speaking at a reception hosted in his honour at the residence of FPCCI President Abdur Rauf Alam, Rajwana termed private sector engine of the growth, which, he pledged, would be given all the facilities. The Punjab governor said that the government had achieved a lot since it came to power, and this had also been acknowledged by dozens of international institutions.

“Pakistan has embarked upon the journey to high growth, and is heading towards a bright future with the help of friendly policies and unprecedented support of the Chinese government,” the governor added. Rajwana claimed the government had achieved almost all the objectives while successfully meeting the challenges of extremism, terrorism and the chronic energy shortages.

“Load shedding has been reduced while 3,600 megawatt would be added to the system through three modern LNG power plants being completed in Punjab,” he said.

The governor said that difficult decisions were being taken in the larger national interest while massive investment was pouring in the energy sector and that top government functionaries would be informed about reservations of the business community over certain matters.

He informed that Tarbela Dam was being upgraded; work on Dasu Dam was in full swing. “The country’s energy sector is growing robust with each passing day,” he boasted.

He said the projects would enable the country to meet its energy needs during the next decade and expressed his optimism that loadshedding would end soon.

On the occasion, Abdur Rauf Alam said that exporters could not compete with rivals unless they were facilitated.

He also informed the governor about problems of business community and sought his help.