Resumption of flight operations great news for economy: LCCI.


LAHORE -- The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday welcomed resumption of flight operations from Pakistan to the rest of the world and termed it a great news for the businesses and economy. In a statement, LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh said that business community has learnt a good news after a long time as COVID-19 halted all trade and economic activities in March-2020. Flight operations were suspended in March when the country came under a lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. He said that commencement of flights from all the national and foreign airlines will provide impetus to Pakistan's external trade and tourism industry as well. 'We hail government's decision to resume domestic and international flight operations in a standardized manner', the LCCI President said and added that implementation of Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines by the government will help to address essential health and safety. He said that though COVID-19 has caused unprecedented loss to the economies of the entire world and jolted the basis of economic structures but international trades are inching towards normalization. Being a developing country, Pakistan desperately needs to boost its...

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