United Business Group Vows Change in Upcoming FPCCI Elections, Criticizes Current Leadership

Karachi, Zubair Tufail, President of the United Business Group (UBG), has voiced strong criticism against the current leadership of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI). In a recent meeting with business community delegates, Tufail asserted that the UBG carries a significant responsibility in the upcoming FPCCI elections slated for December 2023. He expressed disappointment with the current group's policies and leadership, suggesting that the FPCCI's survival hinges on UBG's success.

According to United Business Group, conveyed UBG's readiness for the December 30 elections, highlighting their active engagement with voters. He emphasized UBG's commitment to addressing the concerns of the business community. Tufail criticized the current leaders of the businessman panel at FPCCI, accusing them of diminishing the organization's stature due to their pursuit of power. He lamented that despite past efforts to financially strengthen FPCCI, the current leadership has not succeeded in maintaining its standards.

Tufail also spoke highly of Atif Ikram Shaikh, UBG's presidential candidate, portraying him as a beacon of hope for the business community. He expressed confidence that Shaikh's election would elevate FPCCI to greater heights. Tufail's remarks reflect UBG's ambition to bring about change and improvement in the FPCCI's operations and its role in supporting the business sector.

The meeting, which included notable business figures like Syed Mazhar Ali Nasir, Rafiq Godel, and Ghazanfar Ali Khan, indicates a growing momentum within UBG to challenge the current FPCCI leadership. This sentiment is echoed among voters of the anti-Hooker group, who are reportedly shifting their support to UBG. The upcoming elections are thus poised to be a significant turning point for FPCCI and the broader business community in Pakistan.