Employers’ Federation of Pakistan
The Employers’ Federation of Pakistan, known simply as EFP, is a non-profit entity which was established in 1950, under the Companies Ordinance 1984.
Since then, the EFP has risen to prominence as the only ‘body of employers’ in Pakistan that is not only a member of the International Organization of Employers (IOE), but also affiliated with the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Employers (CAPE), as well as, the South Asian Forum of Employers (SAFE). Statistically, the total outreach of EFP, through a base of over 1000 member organizations, and 28 leading chambers and industrial associations, stands at a record 2.5 million Pakistani workers.
Led by the current president, Mr. Majyd Aziz, the EFP is a tripartite constituent of International Labour Organization (ILO), and with it, carries the statutory mandate to bridge the communication gap between various business entities, stakeholders, social partners, and the government, in an effort to draft policies aimed at promoting the welfare of Pakistan. These policies are primarily directed at tackling various issues related to underemployment, poverty, abuse of workers’ rights, and a host socio- and macro-economic problems prevalent in the industrial, agricultural, and services sectors of the Pakistani economy.
In lieu of its unwavering commitments to stimulate the general well-being of the country, and in acting as a linchpin to strengthen the bilateral ties of Pakistan with her trading partners, the EFP recently inaugurated an Economic Council. This EFP Economic Council (EFP-EC), chaired by Mr. Ismail Suttar, and under his new mantra of, “industrialization on war footing”, has set a prime goal to not only tap the countless technological frontiers but also exploit the talent-rich pool of youth to successfully push Pakistan to its next stage of industrialization. Achieving this goal, it firmly believes, shall ensure a thriving future for Pakistan, in terms of both socio and economic prosperity.
The Economic Vision 2030, which was published by the EFP Economic Council in the year 2018, is a testament to the high level of dedication, and business acumen of the renowned economists, and policy makers who make up the board of EFP-EC. These members, strive day and night to overcome the many challenges faced by Pakistan, through provision of such services as legal advisory and consultancy services, and forming key business-academia linkages.
ADVISORY COUNCIL NOMINEE
Mr. Ismail Suttar
ChairmanEmployers’ Federation of Pakistan