ICCI, RIUJ vow to work together to promote economic interests

February 21, 2024

Islamabad: President of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari leading a delegation, visited the Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and congratulated the newly elected President Tariq Ali Virk, Secretary General Asif Bashir Chaudhry and other office bearers of the union, says a press release.

President of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari speaks during an event on February 20, 2024. — Facebook/Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Speaking on the occasion, Ahsan Bakhtawari, president ICCI said that the journalistic community has an important role in guiding the society and highlighting the economic potential of the country and added that ICCI would work with RIUJ to promote the business and economic interests of Pakistan. He said that the journalistic community should highlight the investment potential in various sectors of Pakistan’s economy that would help attract foreign investment to Pakistan.

Tariq Ali Virk, president, said that the RIUJ and ICCI will continue to work together to resolve the key issues of the business community and create a conducive business environment in the country. He said that the business community and journalists are facing many common problems and they should work together to get their issues addressed. He thanked Ahsan Bakhtawari and members of his delegation for visiting them to congratulate them on their election.

Afzal Butt, president, Federal Union of Journalists said that they enjoy very friendly relations with ICCI which has always supported them in promoting the cause of their community. He said that the visit of the ICCI delegation to congratulate the new office bearers of RIUJ is a morale booster for them.

Zafar Bakhtawari, former president ICCI and Secretary General UBG Pakistan said that a hospital should be built in Islamabad for the business community and journalists to provide them free medical treatment. He said that the new government should present its economic manifesto and added that ICCI in collaboration with the National Press Club will organize a summit in this regard.