Karachi, August 23, 2017 (PPI-OT): The Businessmen Panel of the FPCCI on Wednesday termed the performance of United Business Group (UBG) highly disappointing and discouraging during the last three years. The UBG leaders failed to honour their promises, walk their talk or resolve issued of the business community which has not only damaged the businessmen but also inflicted un repairable harm to the economy.
In a joint statement issued here today, the leaders of the Businessmen Panel of the FPCCI including its Secretary-General Senator Haji Ghulam Ali, Vice President Sheikh Aslam, Ahmed Jawad and Mian Usman said that UBG leaders avoided issues confronting business community and continued to please government for personal gains.
Chairman of the UBG Iftikhar Ali Malik and Patron SM Muneer have not allowed elections in the group while promoting dictatorship which has resulted in heartburn, they added. There is no manifesto of the UBG which suits the two who are at the helm, they have total control over all the matters in the FPCCI while the Presidents are forced to dance on their tunes.
The UBG has not allowed the appointment of any full-time secretary general in the FPCCI since last three years while a matriculate person has beaded the research and development department. The leaders of the BMP said that Balochistan has gained prominence due to CPEC but the chambers and association of that province are subjected to exploitation and the same is happening in the interior Sindh. The UBG took votes in the FPCCI election claiming a change but they failed to represent the business community and started bargaining with the authorities.
The funds of TDAP which were supposed to be used for promotion of exports were mercilessly used to buy loyalties and all the rules and regulations are openly been violated to promote the blue-eyed. Many dishearten trade associations are planning to leave UBG, they said, adding that the business community of the country had enough to know the reality behind flowery statements and false slogans.
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