I am really thankful to the members of the Executive Committee for their valuable support throughout the year, which made it possible for us to accomplish the targets set for the year. I am also thankful to Chairmen of the Departmental Committees for their cooperation.
Vice Presidents Mr. Ikram Ul Haq, and Mr. Muhammad Kashif Almas, did their jobs splendidly. Their dedication to resolve the problems faced by the members was supreb. I have been very fortunate to have such great and young colleagues to work with.
At its core the Chamber is about the members, and it draws its strength from both the nature and number of its members. In this regard we are very strong but wish to be stronger still and I encourage you to both use this network and add to it by bringing in other businesses. With the efforts of your capacity building, we arranged Workshops/Training programmes on varied topics. Interaction meeting with members was part of sharing with you success of top business entities to guide you achieve success.
The Chamber works tirelessly on your behalf. We have been in contact with the Government, the Foreign Missions in
We fortified our efforts to listen to our members, represent them, and respond to their needs. Chamber has listened to your concerns and conveyed them earnestly to those that need to hear them. We will continue to play our part in communicating, lobbying, and pressurizing on behalf of our members to ensure that the future is rewarding and very successful, and seek to ensure that success is sustainable into the future.
I took it my responsibility to share with the members all the important issues, to get their feedback in order to move forward. We will continue to push hard at all important issues, for as long as it takes.
In these difficult times, we have to play to our strengths, tackle our weaknesses, and exploit opportunities when they arise. While it is tempting to yield to gloom amidst the continuing economic crisis, let us remember that successful businesses adapt successfully and come out of all challenges through resolute efforts and firm commitment. I salute all to remain steadfast. It is my firm conviction and sincere hope that we will continue to improve, expand and, of course succeed in putting country’s economy on path of success.
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We have increased the Chamber’s visibility in the press to highlight issues and problems relating to export industry of
In this endeavor and during the course of the tenure all my seniors, leaders, friends and well-wishers have been so kind to help and guide us. I would like to particularly thank our leader Mr. Riazuddin Sheikh for his guidance and advice and reposing confidence in me to serve the members.
I wish to also thank all our members. It is a real honor and a great privilege to work and develop the Chamber with you all. I may mention here that the Chamber generates businesses and it also forges friendship. Join us in all our activities. Together we may change the destiny of our people, our city, and our country.
I also wish to thank the media for being so supportive projecting and highlighting Chamber’s activities and play its role in raising our voice. Thanks also to the Administration and all other government departments for maintaining best working relations with the Chamber.
I feel obliged to express special thanks and gratitude to the honorable members who have been immensely kind and generous to help us through financial support contributing as and when required to provide help to our countrymen in natural calamities and for all other causes, which required support of the Sialkot Chamber. I salute all those who helped us to perform our responsibility not only as a trade body but as an organization of performing its corporate social responsibility supremely
For the coming years, I sincerely wish each of you every success in your business.
May God Bless us All.
Sheikh Abdul Majid