KARACHI: Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) President Muhammad Haroon Agar has stated that the trust deficit between the friendly countries and Pakistan can be bridged while introducing institutional arbitration mechanisms between the Chambers of Commerce in Pakistan and their international counterparts.
Exchanging views with Imran Khan, Solicitor from Lewis Hymanson Small Solicitors, Manchester, during his visit to KCCI, Haroon Agar asserted upon the importance of arbitration and mediation in the commercial and trade disputes. He said that the arbitration is considered an effective and rapid mean in solving problems and finding solution for any dispute between the trade partners. The role of arbitrators and solicitors is also imperative in this connection for resolving disagreement or conflict occurred between the commercial concerns. This reality of the arbitration constitutes the backbone of the business and trade. He said that in the developed countries the role of solicitors is unsurpassed while in Pakistan we have several internal issues due to which the judicial process is very cumbersome.
Imran Khan, Solicitor from Lewis Hymanson Small Solicitors, Manchester expressed gratitude and compliments to the President KCCI for according the meeting. He said that purpose of his visit to meet the President KCCI was to inform how the solicitors in UK render their services to the business community and to give an introduction about his firm. He briefed that the firm offers services as full service commercial law firm with national and international reach and our client portfolio includes SMEs, entrepreneurs and private clients.
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Saira Aslam, of Sterling Currency Exchange Limited, UK also participated in the meeting.