Call to strengthen SMEs, agriculture
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Karachi—The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has urged Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim to impress upon the need to strengthen small to medium sized entrepreneurs (SMEs) as well as farmers (agriculture). They are the life line of Pakistan, the backbone of the economy, the engine of growth and the vehicle for employment.
In a statement, he felicitated Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim president of his faction of the like-minded Muslim Leaguers for merging with the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and welcomed it as the right decision.
He said Pakistan will prosper if they prosper and their promotion and development will strengthen the economy as they are involved in agriculture farming, trading, manufacturing and services and their interest needs to be protected.
He urged Dr Arbab Rahim to ensure that the requirements of SMEs are met on priority basis.
The SMEs need law and order, peaceful environment, energy, finance at affordable mark up, uninterrupted supply of raw material, land at concession, information/business intelligence and education, support and guidance on marketing and logistics.
The union recalled that during his tenure as chief minister Dr Arbab Rahim promoted the SMEs and made arrangements for their developments on fast track basis with the help of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) and the Sindh Small Industries Development Corporation (SSIDC). Pakistan Observer