LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) Monday expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of Director General Transit Trade Zahid Khokhar and termed it a national loss. In a condolence message to the bereaved family, LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Senior Vice President Ali Hussam Asghar, Vice President Mian Zahid Jawaid Ahmad and Executive Committee Members said that entire business community is in a state of shock on the demise of Zahid Khokhar caused by COVID-19.
They said that Zahid Khokhar was a great friend of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry and added that as DG Transit Trade, Member Customs, DG Intelligence & Investigation-FBR Islamabad, Chief Collector of Customs (Enforcement) Karachi, Collector, Customs Wing, Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement Lahore, Collector, Model Customs Collectorate Faisalabad, Director, Directorate of Customs Post Clearance Audit Lahore, Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation (Inland Revenue) Lahore, Collector, Model Customs Collectorate Quetta and Collector, Model Customs Collectorate, Sambrial Sialkot, Zahid Khokhar rendered matchless services for the cause of trade, industry and the economy.
“Demise of Director General Transit Trade Zahid Khokhar is not only a huge tragedy but is also a loss to the national economy as he was doing his best for the wellbeing of the economy of Pakistan”, they added.
The LCCI office-bearers prayed to the Almighty Allah to keep the departed souls in peace and let the family bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.