Business community slams May 9 mayhem, supports Pak army.

LAHORE -- Business community leadership has expressed solidarity with Pakistan Army while strongly condemning the incidents of 9th May and attacks on army personnel and sacred state installations.

Prominent businessmen of Pakistan, including Gohar Ejaz, Mian Aamir, Mian Idris, Mian Ahsan, Almas Haider, Khurram Mukhtar and others from Lahore, Karachi, Multan, Faisalabad and other industrial hubs held a meeting here Tuesday evening to discuss the current scenario in the wake of tragic incidents of 9th May.

They emphasized the need of national consensus amongst all the stakeholders to address the ongoing political instability at priority so as to restore public confidence, reinvigorate economic activity and strengthen democratic process.

Later, talking to media, Gohar Ejaz said the business community has resolved to support all such efforts to reach this much needed consensus. He said the incidents of 9th May were highly condemnable.

According to him, the business community would call on the top political leaders to mitigate their differences in the larger national interest.

He said the business leaders have resolved that Pakistan Army with the full support of people of Pakistan, would defeat all nefarious designs of the enemies of Pakistan.

While taking cognizance of the current political crises prevalent in the country, he said, the participants discussed the current volatile situation arising out of political chaos and instability which has brought the economy at the verge of total collapse and likely to lead to a large scale unemployment and create difficulties for common man, besides hampering the exports of Pakistan.

Speaking on the occasion, Mian Aamir Mahmood apprehended that the ongoing situation would also be a recipe for anarchy and God forbid, it would bring the country a permanent loss.

He stressed that the overall situation must be promptly arrested to hold further downfall before it's too late. At the same time, leaders and representatives of the business community...

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