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Bahawalpur is the hub & gate way of food chain and live-stock: Umair Saleem

BY Mian Rashid Asghar

BAHAWALPUR: Vice President Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) Umair Saleem has pointed out that, Bahawalpur is the hub and gate way of food chain as well as life stock.

“This division has been declared disease free territory for live stock, because it’s weather and seasonal changes do not effect the animal’s life. No moisturizing atmosphere naturally is observed here, because where there is moisturizing atmosphere. there will generate diseases”, Umair said adding that medically moisturizing atmosphere was the main cause of diseases in animal kingdom.

“All big cities’ buyers visit Bahawalpur for animal purchase and slaughter there even for export purpose”, he said. Along with other crops, Cotton and big animals are its embellished market here he added.

VP further said that, CM Punjab has declared in Bahawalpur an Industrial State in the circumference of 500 acrs land specified for it, this industrial state was pending over for last 12 years. He said and added that, at least more than 100000 masses will get jobs increasing prosperity and development of Bahawalpur Division.

“The time is not now far off when Bahawalpur will reflect small and big industrial zones in all nook and corner”, he maintained.

“The construction works are speedily going on and the roads in the circumference of industrial state have been connected with main roads in order to make easy the export and import matters. For further works in industrial state, budget has also been released and will get complete completion from six to one year”, he said.

Bahawalpur Division could share and maximize in economic affairs, provide that proper focus was given to development of industrial sectors in the division on the pattern of Karachi, Lahore, Sialkot and Faisalabad. He said that government should issue loans to animal holders and farmers on less interest rates to make maximum addition in animal and cotton growth to scale up economic growth of Pakistan.

Mr. Umair Saleem stressed on the need that, “If we facilitate farmers, we will get rid of foreign loans from overseas banks”.

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