KARACHI-The small and medium entrepreneurs are deeply concerned about the impact being felt in Pakistan of the world economic recession and have urged the government to seriously consider and take remedial measures to reduce its impact on the economy. President of the Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (Unisame) Zulfikar Thaver has invited the attention of Mian Manzoor Wattoo federal minister of industries, production and special initiatives (MoIP and SI) to raise the issue in the federal cabinet and to convince the federal cabinet to take timely remedial measures in the economic field which is not less important than the political and social fields. He said whilst the government is focusing on the political and social fabric of the country, the economic aspect is completely neglected and this negligence will badly affect the economy in terms of unemployment, inflation and economic growth. He pointed out that despite the ground realities of adverse balance of payment, no steps have been taken to ban imports of luxury goods and items which are being manufactured locally and no efforts have been initiated to promote the hike in agro based industries with considerable export potential. He complained that no emergency has been declared for the setting up of alternate energy power houses in the country and no dedicated efforts have been made for improving the logistics for the SME units. The Unisame experts have urged the different ministries of industries, commerce, finance and agriculture to make integrated efforts for reducing the impact of the recession by facilitating the SMEs involved in agriculture, trading, manufacturing and services as there is no doubt that the correct way to lift the economy is from the grass root level and this method is endorsed by all the leading economies of the world and has been proved by many countries of the world.