LAHORE - The tough fight is expected in the 92 years old Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the annual election being conducted today.

A total of 2631 registered voters of corporate sector will elect candidates against 8 corporate class seats while 7800 registered voters of associate class will cast votes to candidates against 8 seats. The last 13 years history of chamber reflected that all candidates of Founder - PIAF Alliance had been sweeping all seats with majority and held key posts of President, Senior Vice President and Vice President.

The LCCI, since its inception in 1923 and after creation of separate motherland, had produced prominent national political figures namely Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Federal Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar, former Federal Minister Tariq Hamid and Mian Misbah Ur Rehman former Chairman SNGPL and Gymkhana Club. The electioneering is in full momentum with holding of series of door to door, corner meetings, followed by lobbying and canvassing has come to end.

Chairman United Business Group, the largest alliance of chambers in the country, Iftikhar Ali Malik said dedicated candidates with integrity, especially educated youth, have been fielded in the chamber election with consensus in a democratic manner.

It may be mentioned here that UBG had already swept chamber elections in Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtun Khawan provinces with overwhelming majority and this group is enjoying more than 85 per majority in Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an apex body of chambers in the country.

President Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Muhammad Adrees said that UBG panel won chamber elections on all seats unopposed in Islamabad, Rawalpidi, Gujrat, Gunjranwala, Siaklot, Sargodha, Chakwal, Okara, Sahiwal, Vehari, Multan, DG Khan, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Quetta, Haripur, Chaman and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The election results in other chambers are in process of finalisation.

Iftikhar Ali Malik thanked the all members of the chambers for reposing their confidence in the top leadership of UBG which selflessly serving the traders and business community in the country.

He said that as a result of wise policy decisions and neat and clean leadership, the United Business Group will sweep all chambers elections in the country as group is already enjoying overwhelming majority in the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI).