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136 businessmen to get CIP cards today

Staff Correspondent

3 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

The government will award commercially important person (CIP) cards to 136 businessmen for their extraordinary performances in respective fields in 2015.

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed will hand over the CIP cards among the awardees at a function to be held at Radisson Hotel in the city today (Monday).

Out of the 136 businessmen, 94 will receive the status for outstanding performances in exports of different types of products while 42 will get the status under the ex-officio category of different business chambers and trade bodies.

Among various privileges, the CIPs get special passes to enter the secretariat, use special stickers on their cars, and receive invitations to attend some public functions.

They also get priority in seat reservations in airlines, railways, roads and public transports in the waterways, and get letters of introduction from the foreign ministry for travelling abroad.