Lahore: At the 21st Annual General Meeting of the Constructors Association of Pakistan it was announced that Chaudhary Muhammad Habib Kanwal has been elected as Chairman of the Constructors Association of Pakistan (CAP) while Engr Muhammad Hamayun Khan as Senior Vice Chairman for the year 2018-19.
Members of the Association also elected Zahidul Hassan Qureshi as Vice Chairman (Punjab), Muhammad Zohaib Vice Chairman (Sindh), Engr. Syed Iqbal Yunas Vice Chairman (KPK) and Saifullah Zia as Vice Chairman (Islamabad).
Other who were elected as members of the executive committee are Chaudhary Muhammad Shakil, Engr. Abdul Karim Khadim, Engr. Akber Sheikh, MarghoobShakirIzhar, Arif Raza Kazmi, Naeemuddin A. Siddiqui, Muhammad Abdul Qadir from corporate class. While Rana Muhammad Tariq, Syed Afzal ur Rahman and Chaudhary Khaleeq Ahmad Awan were elected as executive committee members in associate class.
Newly elected Chairman Chaudhry Muhammad Habib Kanwal said that Pakistani construction companies possess the potential to undertake the new Govt’s project of construction of five million houses and should be facilitated by the government. He said that the construction sector alone can provide more than 10 million jobs and activity in this sector can affect more than 40 allied industries resulting in increased vacancies for jobs. He also mentioned that due to inflation prices of materials had increased but the construction companies are not being paid the difference.
Speaking on this occasion the outgoing President Engr. Kamal Nasir Khan said that Local companies were not being given any share in the construction work of CPEC. He said that Pakistan is about 40% cheaper than China and can provide billions of dollars’ worth of advantage to the government.