President of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Engr Daroo Khan Achakzai has urged the government to focus on least developed areas of Balochistan.
Speaking during meeting with delegation of Parliamentarians from Balochistan lead by Deputy Speaker Balochistan Sardar Babar Musa Khel, Achakzai briefed the members about the international activities being carried out by FPCCI on International Forums particularly on ECO CCI, SAARC CCI, SCO-BC, Islamic chamber of commerce and Industry and Common wealth etc.
He informed the members that FPCCI has particular focus on exploring the opportunities existing in Balochistan which need to be projected particularly in the backdrop of CPEC and its economic zones. He further added that the economy of Balochistan is confronted with many challenges particularly with respect to the infrastructure facilities, lack of and transportation system.
The team of the legislators highlighted the issues of Balochistan with reference to infrastructure and fiancé facilities from banks and development of other projects for business projects. Balochistan is facing with various challenges including poverty, unemployment, lack of economic activities and law & order etc.
Balochistan has no representation on the government boards, they added. They discussed views on the economic issues including investment opportunities, Special Economic Zones, NFC Awards as well as agriculture and livestock of Balochistan.
They also lamented that there is lack of utility facilities which are main hurdle in the attraction of investment. It was decided in the meeting that interaction between FPCCI and parliamentarians will be intensified to project the potential of Balochistan.
The Balochistan legislators delegation consisting of Asghar Khan Achakzai, Sardar Naseer Ahmed Shawani, Nasarullah Zayray, Malik, Naeem Bazai and Sanaullah Baloch and others. The meeting was attended by Vice Presidents FPCCI Shireen Arshad Khan, Noor Ahmed, Waqar Mahmood, Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, Hanif Gohar Former Vice President FPCCI and others.