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Govt urged to launch digital market policy to compete with int’l markets

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PRGMEA) has asked the government to also launch a digital market policy after consultation with stakeholders so that business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) business can be catered in addition to spurring exports in a post-pandemic world. The request was made by PRGMEA Central Chairman Sohail A. Sheikh and Chief Coordinator Ijaz ... Read More »

Zero gas pressure hits badly SITE industries’ production

KARACHI: Abdul Hadi, President SITE Association of Industry, has said that the media and government are praising the growth in Large Scale Manufacturing and exports and decline in current account deficit during the last few months. Export industry is running at almost full capacity around the country, which is a good sign for the country. In a statement, President SITE ... Read More »

KCCI facilitates Hassan Vohra for appointment as advisor of ports, shipping & multi modal transport sub-committee

KARACHI: Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) President Shariq Vohra extended his best wishes to Hassan Shaikh Vohra for his appointment as advisor of ports, shipping and multi modal transport, sub-committee. In a letter addressed to Hassan Vohra he stated “I am delighted to inform that, you have been appointed as Advisor of KCCI’s Ports, shipping and multi modal ... Read More »

Paul Koyi urges Pakistani businessmen to improve ties with Tanzanian counterparts

KARACHI: President Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (TCCIA) Paul F. Koyi has urged the Pakistani businessmen & industrialists to improve ties with Tanzanian counterparts by exploring more avenues of trade and investment cooperation between the two countries in different sectors of the economy. Paul Koyi, who led a 4-member Tanzanian delegation during its visit to Karachi Chamber of ... Read More »

KCCI urges shopkeepers to change habits, start businesses upon sunrise

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) M. Shariq Vohra has urged shopkeepers and small traders that instead of demanding to enhance business hours from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, it was high time to change the habits of opening businesses belatedly and start all types of business activities early in the morning upon sunrise in order to save the ... Read More »

KCCI, SAI to initiate massive campaign in social, mainstream media

KARACHI: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) and Site Association of Industry (SAI) have agreed to initiate a massive campaign in the social and mainstream media in which the overall pathetic state of the infrastructure in Site industrial zone will be highlighted and also the failure of both, the federal and provincial governments, to provide any kind of ... Read More »

APRA rejects ban on indoor dining in restaurants

KARACHI: Athar Sultan Chawla, Convener All Pakistan Restaurant Association (APRA), while opposed the ban imposed by Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalwani on indoor dining in the restaurants despite taking all necessary precautions to prevent coronavirus and said that the ban on indoor dining would completely destroy the restaurant industry and would sink billions of rupees’ investment. In a statement, Athar Chawla ... Read More »

LCCI forms committee on parking plazas & encroachments

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) tasked its executive committee member Khadim Hussain with construction of new parking plazas in city’ s centers where space is available on public and private basis. The two time EC member is basically belong to marble business but has strong command over trading class issues. Mian Tariq Misbah the president, LCCI took ... Read More »

KCCI vows to get Orangi traders’ issues resolved

KARACHI: Senior Vice President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) M. Saqib Goodluck, after listening to the grievances being suffered by the Orangi traders, vowed that KCCI would try its best to get the infrastructure, sewerage, electricity and law & order issues resolved by bringing them to the notice of relevant departments as KCCI was keen to ensure an ... Read More »

Asad Umar assures to support ICCI for establishment of new

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has assured that he would fully support the ICCI in its endeavours for the establishment of a new industrial estate near Islamabad. He stated this while addressing a delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) which called on him led by Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, President, said ... Read More »

CPEC undoubtedly game changer project: Governor Punjab Ch Sarwar

RAWALPINDI: A three-day business conference on CPEC Central Asia organized by Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) in Gwadar ends on a high note. The moot was organized to explore trade and investment opportunities in Gwadar and to cement trade ties and linkages with Central Asian countries. Governor Punjab Ch Muhammad Sarwar who was the chief guest on the ... Read More »

Turkish companies keen for setting up industrial units in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Turkish companies expressed their keen interest for setting up industrial units in Pakistan to start production activities to meet the needs of the construction industry. Interest to this effect was shown by a delegation of Turkish companies that visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said a statement. Mustafa SAK, President, ADO Group, Kamil Arsalan, Chairman of the Board, ... Read More »

SMEDA to organize help desk to facilitate businessmen

ISLAMABAD: The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) is going to organize one-day thematic help desk on “General Business Management and Soft Skills” for profitable business growth here on Tuesday (November 24). The workshop is being organized by SMEDA under National Business Development Program (NBDP) for SMEs, to extend advisory services to small and medium business, according to sources ... Read More »

Pak women entrepreneur wins 8 Stevie Awards in USA

NEW YORK: Syeda Amna Nasir Jamal, a rising women entrepreneur and social activist, won seven silver and one bronze Stevie Awards, widely considered being the world’s premier business awards held every year in the USA. She was nominated for all eight categories as a finalist among over 3,500 nominations at the 17th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business that ... Read More »

SMEs in North Karachi facing hardships due to harassment by SESSI, EOBI: Faisal Moiz

KARACHI: President North Karachi Association of Trade & Industry (NKATI) Faisal Moiz has said that although North Karachi was the biggest industrial zones of Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) but unfortunately, all these SMEs, who play a major role in the economic development of the country, were facing a lot of hardships because of harassment and demand for bribe by ... Read More »

KCCI requested to assist in dealing with exorbitant duties, taxes on motorcycle spare parts

KARACHI: A delegation from All Pakistan Motorcycle Spare Parts Importers & Dealers Association (APMSPIDA), while highlighting some major issues being faced by APMSPIDA members, sought KCCI’s assistances in convincing the authorities to reduce the exorbitant duties and taxes particularly 35 percent Custom Duty and 11 percent Additional Duty on import of motorcycle spare parts, which terribly raises the cost and ... Read More »

KCCI finalizes 18 sub-committees, 3 special committees for 2020-21

KARACHI: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has appointed Chairmen of 18 Sub-Committees and three Special Committees for the year 2020-21. Chairman Businessmen Group & Former President KCCI, Siraj Kassam Teli, Vice Chairmen BMG Tahir Khaliq, Zubair Motiwala, Haroon Farooki and Anjum Nisar, General Secretary BMG AQ Khalil, President KCCI M. Shariq Vohra, Senior Vice President KCCI M. ... Read More »

NKATI concerned over disturbance of port operations

KARACHI: President North Karachi Association of Trade & Industry (NKATI) Faisal Moiz Khan, while expressing deep concerns over the unsatisfactory arrangements for handling export and import consignments at Port Qasim Port and the use of delaying tactics by terminal operators while unloading containers at the port. In a statement issued on Thursday, Faisal Moiz Khan requested the Minister for Ports ... Read More »

Hyderabad made products to be displayed in Toledo City trade exhibition: Dr. Anwar

HYDERABAD: The Chairman, Toledo-Hyderabad Sister City Committee of Toledo Sister Cities International United States Dr. Anwar Ali has said that Hyderabad made products will be displayed in trade exhibition of Toledo city with objective to enhance trade and industrial activities between the two cities. He informed this while addressing the members of Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry ... Read More »

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