LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Friday to provide best healthcare facilities to the LCCI Members.
President of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry Mian Tariq Misbah and Chief Operating Officer of Ghurki Trust Hospital Muhammad Naeem signed the MoU in the presence of LCCI Senior Vice President Nashir Hameed Khan, Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry, Executive Committee Members Haji Asif Sehar, Wasif Yousaf and Saleem Asghar Bhatti.
According to the MoU, Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital will facilitate the LCCI members with special discounts and various other facilities.
Speaking on the occasion, LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah said that the business community is fulfilling its social responsibilities and utilizing its all resources for the help of ailing humanity. The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry would continue to perform its social and moral obligations in a winsome manner.
Mian Tariq Misbah said that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry is not only playing a leading role for the promotion of trade and industry but is also quite active in the social sector. He said that the LCCI would extend maximum cooperation to the Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital in its endeavor for provision of health facilities to the ailing humanity.
The LCCI President said that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry is willing to make joint efforts with an objective to help boost the standard of services being offered by the Ghurki Trust Hospital to the patients.
Chief Operating Officer of Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital Muhammad Naeem gave a detailed briefing to the LCCI office-bearers.
Meanwhile Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry Friday invited the attention of the Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar towards Asia’s largest book market Urdu Bazar which is in bad shape because of dilapidated roads and damaged sewer system.
These views were expressed by the LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah, Senior Vice President Nasir Hameed Khan and Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry while talking to a delegation of traders, led by LCCI EC Member Zeshan Sohail Malik.
The LCCI office-bearers said that early resolution of the issues of business community would promote the idea of public-private partnership that is the only way to surmount economic challenges being faced by the country. The Lahore Chamber would continue its untiring efforts in this regard. They said that Lahore Chamber aims to promote trade and investment in the country by implementing the policies of the government and securing a business-friendly environment in the country.
They said that government should allocate a sufficient part of development funds for the markets of Lahore where lack of infrastructure, damaged road network, bad sewerage system and traffic problems are hitting the business activities hard.
The LCCI office-bearers informed the visiting delegations that the Lahore Chamber also tries to secure a business-friendly environment through sharing views with the government high ups. In this regard, a meeting with Commissioner Lahore has also been held day before yesterday and he assured to resolve the issues.
They said that the primary objective of LCCI is to protect the interests of the business community while remaining committed to the cause of development of the country. There are a number of issues that must be tackled on priority and the biggest one is how to keep the momentum of growth.
They said that the government should help business community to cope with the challenges. It is not only vital to accelerate the trade and economic activities but is also a must for trust building between the government and the private sector.
Zeshan Sohail Malik, informed the LCCI office-bearers that Urdu Bazar is one of the biggest markets of the country where thousands of traders are doing business and buyers are visiting in miserable conditions. He informed that road network and sewerage system has been damaged and no government department is ready to listen to the traders. He said that a few weeks ago, road construction work was started but left in the middle. He said that pits and mud have made access of buyers to the market almost impossible.
Office-bearers of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry urged the concerned departments to take notice of the situation and immediately resolve the issue being faced by the city markets.