LAHORE: Lahore Customs Agents Association (LCAA) has announced its unconditional support for the PIAF-Founders Alliance in Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) election 2013-14.
“The Customs Agents have been extending its full supports to the PIAF-Founders Alliance for the last ten years and this time also the agents will do their best to make the alliance victorious in the LCCI election,” LCAA Chairman Chaudhry Amjad pledged this while addressing a luncheon reception hosted by Clearing Agents Association here at Lahore Dry Port.
He said that 250 associate class and 30 corporate class votes belong to the Customs agents association and all these votes will be polled to the alliance candidates. However, he warned the alliance not to resort to divide unity of the Customs Agents.
Amjad talking about the unity of the Customs Agents said that the agents are so united and organised that they have the power to halt all operation on all ports. He said that recent strike of the customs agents was a good example of their unity as the ports generated zero revenue due to the agents strike and finally the government had to accept their demands.
He greeted the alliance leadership for their victory in the chamber’s election in advance.
Customs Agents Association President Agha Iftikhar said that the PIAF-Founder Alliance have been doing hectic job for addressing various problems of the Customs Agents and therefore, every agent is mobilising and convincing the members to vote and support to the alliance. He assured the alliance leadership his all out support in the upcoming LCCI elections.
Alliance leader Anjum Nisar said that almost all the trade and Industrial Association are standing firm behind the PIAF-Founders Alliance due to its services for the cause of the business community in the yester years.
Other alliance leaders said that after winning the LCCI elections, the Alliance would ensure business community’s participation in the government policy making process.
Ex-LCCI president Muhammad Ali Mian said that traders of Paper Market, Urdu Bazar, Anarkali, Ferozepur Road, Azam Cloth Market, Akbari Mandi, Steel Sheet Market, Landa Bazar, Lahore Cantt, DHA, Chamberlane Road, Camera Market, Hide Market, Brandreth Road, Bilal Ganj, Model Town, Garden Town and Mall Road have already announced their full support for the PIAF-Founders Alliance candidates.
Other office-bearers of the Customs Association including Masood Butt, Abdul Star Gujjar, Sheikh Ijaz Rasheed, Mirza Qasim Soulat Ali and PIAF-Founder Alliance leaders including Sohail Lashari, Waqar Mian Sheikh Asif, LCCI President Farooq Iftikar and others were also present on the occasion.