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Business community in Islamabad condemns terrorist attacks

ISLAMABAD: Business community of the capital city Saturday strongly condemned the suicide attack at Mastung, Balochistan that killed 128 people including prominent political leader Siraj Raisani and injured several people.
They expressed condolence with the bereaved families and called upon the government to take urgent measures to eliminate terrorism from the country as these incidents would badly affect trade and investment activities and cause huge economic loss to the country.
In a statement, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Amir Waheed said that Pakistan Army and all other stakeholders had worked hard to eliminate the terrorism from the country, but in recent acts of terrorism including the suicide attack in Peshawar in which 22 people were killed including Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour and terrorist attack in Bannu in which 4 people were killed reflected that the terrorism was raising its head again in the country.
ICCI President said that Pakistan had suffered economic losses of 126 billion dollars in the last 17 years due to terrorism and could not afford more such acts in the country.
He urged that the elimination of terrorism was essential to put the economy on the path of sustainable economic development.
He assured that business community would fully cooperate with Pakistan Army and the government to establish peace and remove terrorism from the country as the peaceful environment was the key requirement to promote trade, commerce, industrial activities and investment in the country.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.