Holistic approach imperative to resolve civic, development related problems: Commissioner.

FAISALABAD -- Holistic approach is imperative to resolve the civic and development related socio-economic problems faced by Faisalabad Division, while crackdown will be launched to purge educational institutions from the menace of narcotics, says Madam Silwat Saeed Divisional Commissioner.

Addressing the business community in Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI), she acknowledged the services of industrialists and traders in diverse sectors of social welfare and economy, adding that sovereignty could not be preserved without economic independence and hence the role of business community was of prime importance and everyone must appreciate it.

She said that some issues pointed out by the FCCI President were relate to provincial and federal governments while some matters were of local nature. She assured to contribute her role in resolving local issues in addition to recommending to the provincial and central government for the problems falling within their domains. She stressed the need for diversification in the field of textile, and said that it was very appreciable that now we were talking of IT at this platform which was earlier restricted to only textile.

She said that we must change our century-old businesses so that we could stand respectfully in the comity of nations. She thanked Dr. Khurram Tariq for the renovation of the library of Divisional Public School, and said that it should be linked with the libraries of the developed countries in order to facilitate the young researchers. Appreciating the proposal to develop Faisalabad as the logistic hub of Pakistan, she said that the logistic and connectivity was prerequisite for economic uplift and these ingredients were naturally embedded in Faisalabad. She praised the philanthropic spirit of the local business community and said that they had always played a key role in helping their brethren during floods and other national calamities. She proposed that FCCI should evolve a comprehensive system of social protection so that people with limited resources could start their own businesses. She also underlined the need of imparting skills to the youth and said that an institution could be established in the private sector to equip students with the need-based skills. 'The skilled manpower can also be exported so that they can send back precious foreign exchange in the form of remittances', she said, and added that globally there was an acute shortage of nurses and health...

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