Government efforts have resulted in creation of business and investors friendly environment in the country: President

Islamabad, August 26, 2014 (PPI-OT): President Mamnoon Hussain has said that rigorous efforts of the present government have resulted into the creation of business and investors friendly environment in the country and assured that the government will continue to make more concerted efforts to bolster trade and economic activities and promote business interests of the country besides creating enabling environment to the local and foreign businesses in the country.

The President said this while speaking to Khawaja Masood Akhter, CEO, Forward Sports- the manufacturer of “Brazuca” who called on him at the Aiwan-e- Sadr today.

Welcoming the CEO of Forward Sports Sialkot, the President said that the present government gives priority to the promotion of healthy sports activities in the country and that all out efforts would be made to provide the youth of the country opportunities and facilities for healthy activities so that their energies could be diverted towards positive activities.

The President lauded the contribution of Forward Sports in bringing good name to the country by producing international brand soccer ball, “Brazuca” for World Cup Football Event 2014 and said that it not only helped in promoting country’s exports but also provided to the citizens a connection with the global contest. It was a matter of great pride that the World Cup footballs were provided by a Pakistani company, the President said and added that that sports being a unifying force in Pakistan can be used for projecting the message of peace, progress and prosperity.

On sports talent in Pakistan, the President said that there was no dearth of talent in the country and the only thing needed was to groom it properly so as to bring a good name to Pakistan. He urged business community to play its role in promoting sports activities in the country and groom the abundantly available raw talent on scientific lines so that the youth can bring more laurels for the country and project soft image of Pakistan in the comity of nations.

The President said that “Brazuca” have instilled new spirit among the youth and sportsmen of the country who can now focus on healthy sports activities apart from their studies and bring a good name to their motherland. He assured that the present government would take all possible steps to promote sports activities in the country and providing ample opportunities to the talented sportsmen.

The President appreciated the contribution of Forward Sports Sialkot towards corporate social responsibility especially for providing scholarships to the talented needy students and assured full cooperation of the Government in company’s endeavors to promote sports activities and enhancing the country’s exports. The President also urged the business community to enhance philanthropic work for the welfare of marginalized segment of society.

Khawaja Masood Akhter, CEO, Forward Sports, thanked the President for meeting and said that his company is committed to fulfilling the corporate social responsibilities and that it will continue to work for progress and development of the country.

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