LAHORE - Governor Punjab Sardar Latif Khan Khosa has said that the government is making all out efforts to resolve the ongoing energy crisis and a number of power projects are well on way to ensure cheaper and uninterrupted power supply.The Governor was speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday. The Governor said that both the public and private sectors would have to make joint moves to overcome the internal and external challenges being faced by the country. He, however, assured the business community of his full support on all economic issues. Over the issue of MFN to India, the Governor said that local industry’s interests would be safeguarded at every cost as country’s interest is supreme. The Governor said that all future economic policies would be evolved with the consultation of the private sector as these people are the real stakeholders and their participation is a must to get desired economic results.While welcoming the LCCI suggestion for Businessmen Police Liaison Committees, the Governor said that law & order situation in the province is beyond the satisfaction and he had also conveyed his apprehensions to the provincial government.Speaking on the occasion, LCCI President Irfan Qaiser Sheikh called for revival of Businessmen Police Liaison Committee (BPLC) and said that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry was ready to join hands with Police to check crimes particularly in commercial areas. “The deteriorating law and order situation is sending a very wrong signal abroad therefore the government should collaborate with the private sector the weed out this menace once for all.”The LCCI President said that the Lahore Chamber appreciates the government decision to grant the status of Most Favoroud Nation to India as the business community favours the expansion in regional trade but we are not in favour of any step that is taken at the cost of industry. We have serious concerns over this issue.He said that in Pakistan, the mark up rate is 15% which is the highest in our region. In India, the mark up rate is 10.5%. On the other hand, the industry in Punjab was supplied with gas for less than 180 days last year which was not the case in other parts of country. In these circumstances the industrialists and businessmen of Punjab in a way get to pay the mark up of almost 30%. What to talk about competing with Indian products, we even cannot remain competitive against the upcountry commercial hubs like Karachi.LCCI Senior Vice President Kashif Younis Meher, Vice President Saeeda Nazar, former Presidents Iftikhar Ali Malik, Mian Anjum Nisar, Mian Muzaffar Ali, Mian Misbahur Rehman, Shahid Hassan Sheikh, former KCCI president Qaiser Ahmad Sheikh also spoke on the occasion.