Metro Bus Project for Rawalpindi to be completed in 11 months: Punjab Governor


RAWALPINDI: Governor Punjab Ch. Muhammad Sarwar said on the demand of Rawalpindi Chamber that Metro Bus project for Rawalpindi will be completed in the short period of 11 months to provide best facilities to the commuters.

He said that after getting GSP Plus status Pakistan can hit the trade markets of 27 countries to strengthen its economy.

“Pakistanis as nation are very strong and have the ability to face any situation; government will deal terrorist with iron hands and no stone will be left unturned in this regard, he said. He said that an international trade conference will be held in Islamabad on March 27, 2014.

He was exchanging views with the President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Dr. Shimail Daud Arain during his visit to the Chamber on Wednesday. Senior Vice President Malik Shahid Saleem, Vice President Muhamad Alam Chughatai, Group Leader Sheikh Shabbir, former presidents, member executive committee and other member of the Chamber were also present on the occasion.

Governor said that right after the GPS Plus announcement a Chinese company invested more than $2 billion in the country which is a sign that we are having a bright future. He said that Pakistani garments products are high in demand in European trade markets and now it’s the responsibility of businessmen community to play their due role.

However, owing to energy crisis it is hard to achieve desired results but federal government is making all out efforts to resolve the energy crisis on priority basis, he said. He lauded the role of Rawalpindi Chamber in national economic uplift and ensured his full support to the president RCCI in this regard.

Speaking on the occasion President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Dr. Shimail Daud Arain said that Chamber and the business community of the City highly commend the personal efforts of Governor Punjab Ch. Muhammad Sarwar for getting the GSP Plus status for the country.

President RCCI said that Rawalpindi is rapidly developing into an industrial city and geographically it is also situated on an important place and is being used as trade corridor with trade to China, Afghanistan, Central Asian States and Kashmir. He said that Pharmaceutical Industry, Marble, Poultry, Flourmills and CNG are the major industries of the region and its need of the hour to establish an industrial estate in the region.

He said that Mian Shahbaz Sharif on 25th achievement award ceremony of the Rawalpindi Chamber had announced to establish Quaid-i-Azam industrial estate for the city. He appealed the honourable guest to utilize his personal endeavors to complete the process as soon as possible.

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