Representatives of business community to share their input for revival of economic activities. PHOTO: APP/FILE

Parliamentary committee to meet to discuss impacts of Covid-19 crisis

Representatives of business community to share their input for revival of economic activities

​ Our Correspondent April 26, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The parliamentary committee on Covid-19 will meet to discuss the impact of coronavirus lockdown on economy in Islamabad on Sunday, with National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser in the chair.

Federal Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar will brief lawmakers on the steps being taken to shield the industrial sector during the virus crisis.

Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Razzak Dawood will also apprise the committee about the impact of prevailing lockdown on trade and commercial activities in the country.

Representatives of the business community have also been invited to get their input and recommendations for the revival of economic activities.

Parliamentary committee on COVID-19 meets for the first time

Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry President Mian Anjum Nisar and All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajiraan President Ajmal Baloch will brief the committee regarding the concerns and demands of industrialists, exporters and all other traders.

The parliamentary committee has also specially invited Ishfaq Yousaf Tola, chairman Economic Advisory Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, MNAs Ali Pervaiz Malik, Raja Khurrum Shahzad and Senator Saleem Mandviwala to get their input on the crisis triggered by Covid-19 pandemic.

Soon after the emergence of coronavirus cases in Pakistan, a 25-member parliamentary committee was constituted having equal representation from the National Assembly and the Senate with NA speaker as its head to oversight the measures by the government to curtail the spread of corona virus, relief operations and its impact on the country's economy.