Top Pakistani businessman Mian Mansha makes an appeal to the PTI government

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Top Pakistani businessman Mian Mansha makes an appeal to the PTI government

ISLAMABAD - Top Pakistani businessman Mian Mansha makes an appeal to the PTI government.

Chairperson of the Nishat Group Mian Mohammad Mansha has called upon the government to create an "enabling environment" for the business community so that investors can "concentrate and dedicate all efforts towards generating economic activity".

Mansha made these remarks during a dinner reception hosted by himself for President Arif Alvi and his wife, DAWN news has reported.

According to a press release, "Lahore-based business families" were also invited to the reception.

"The business community are major stakeholders and thus the government needs to be in constant dialogue with us so we can synergise efforts and attain economic progress," the press release quoted Mansha as saying.

"The business community also needs to be provided [with] an enabling environment, one that is free from harassment, intimidation and bureaucratic bottlenecks, so that they can concentrate and dedicate all efforts towards generating economic activity without which, neither growth can be achieved nor jobs can be created for our youth."

The Nishat Group chief also urged the government to privatise "inefficient state-owned enterprises", saying that they "are generating losses which have to be offset with tax money, which could otherwise be spent on the welfare of people".

President Alvi also spoke on the occasion and assured the business community that "the worst is over".

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