LAHORE: The President of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mian Nauman Kabir, has said that environmental problems can hamper Pakistan’s economic growth besides being harmful to human health. Compliance with international environmental standards should be the primary focus of government.
In a message on the occasion of World Environment Day, Mian Nauman Kabir urged businessmen to focus on environmental standards to conquer a large European market.
“A well-designed campaign to educate the masses and business people can help reduce pollution and environmental issues that hamper Pakistani exports.”
The president of LCCI said that we had to comply with environmental standards if we wanted to do business with the rest of the world.
He said that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry is making every effort to equip its members with the latest technologies through workshops and seminars so that they can get a respectable place in the global market.
Mian Nauman Kabir said all stakeholders should address more vigorously all issues related to the environment.
“Today, when the whole scenario has changed and the world has become a global village, environmental problems could easily demolish the economy of any country because all major countries, including the European Union, have set very strict environmental standards and are reluctant to import goods, especially food, from countries facing environmental problems,” Mian Nauman Kabir added.
He said the country cannot afford to lose the European Union which is one of the biggest markets for Pakistani goods.
The LCCI Chairman said that Pakistan is already facing various challenges and cannot afford any predicament.
He emphasized the launch of a campaign to raise awareness of the fact that environmental problems can cause heavy damage to the national economy and to exports to the European Union.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2022