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SMEDA to organize interactive workshop at HCCI

HYDERABAD: The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) will organize an interactive workshop in “Human resource as a business partner” here at the secretariat of Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry on November 5. According to announcement here on Wednesday, the workshop will be organized under National Business Development Programme (NBDP) with objective to enable the participants to increase ... Read More »

Int’l community must play role, France must apologize: Shariq Vohra

KARACHI: The leadership of Businessmen Group and office bearers of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, while strongly condemning the republication of blasphemous caricatures in France and the Islamophobic remarks of French President Emmanuel Macron, said that the French President had hurt sentiments of billions of Muslims around the world including Pakistan which would fan hatred, hostility and confrontation. ... Read More »

RCCI condemns publication of blasphemous cartoons

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has condemned the fresh publication of cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), by a French satirical weekly. RCCI President Mohammad Nasir Mirza in a statement said that such incidents in Europe including republication of blasphemous sketches by Charlie Hebdo have stirred anger in the Islamic world. He said that ... Read More »

PCGA concerned over 39.45pc reduction of cotton crop

MULTAN: The Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) expressed severe concerns over the 39.45 percent reduction of cotton crop 2020, saying, a bigger size crop can steer the economy out of stress and the production goal of 15-20 million cotton bales needed availability of quality seed and not vast tracts of land. PCGA chairman Dr. Jassu Mal said that a largely ... Read More »

ICCI hopes R3 project to start new era of development in twin cities

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) hailed the Punjab Government for initiating the Rawalpindi Ring Road (R3) project through RDA as it would start a new era of development in the twin cities. President ICCI, Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan said business hubs, industrial zones, transport terminals, fruits and vegetables wholesale markets, logistic and education hubs, health city, dry ... Read More »

Zartaj assures full support to RCCI for promoting regional trade

RAWALPINDI: State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul paid a visit to the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here on Monday. During her visit she was given a briefing on the rain water harvesting system. She lauded the RCCI efforts in taking lead in making RCCI first green chamber of Pakistan by adopting rainwater harvesting and recharge system ... Read More »

Pakistan’s first shared cloud kitchen network HOTPOD launched

KARACHI: Hotpod, Pakistan’s first shared cloud kitchen launched recently in Karachi. Hotpod is a Kitchen as a Service (KaaS) platform that enables restaurants and food owners to expand their network by providing a managed kitchen infrastructure with minimum capital risk, zero hassle, time saving and excellence in customer service. According to Euro monitor, the global cloud kitchen market is set ... Read More »

Govt should provide conducive environment for economic progress: Nasir Mirza

RAWALPINDI: The President of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Nasir Mirza has said that the government should provide a conducive environment for the development of the country’s economy, end the uncertainty. Speaking at an interactive session with a delegation of the Economic Journalists Forum (EJF) at the Chamber House, he urged government to move forward with consensus and ... Read More »

HCCI Patron in Chief calls office bearers to strive for businessmen betterment

HYDERABAD: The Patron-in-Chief of Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Goharullah has called upon the newly elected HCCI office bearers to strive for betterment of the business community and focus their attention on addressing their grievances. Addressing a reception hosted by the President Anjuman-e-Tajiran Latifabad Muhammad Tariq Qureshi on Sunday night, Goharullah said that business community is suffering numerous issues ... Read More »

Pakistani traders ask to explore African markets

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan’s High Commissioner in Nairobi Kenya, Ms. Saqlain Syeda has said that there is an opportunity for Pakistani traders and exporters to take advantage of the business opportunities available in Kenya. The promising areas of cooperation and exports sectors like  pharmaceuticals, rice, IT services and other sectors could be increased. Bilateral exchange of delegates at the Chamber of Commerce ... Read More »

PPMA demands periodic review of drug prices

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) held a press briefing to demand continuity of the system of linking medicine prices with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as the bare minimum requirement for the drug industry for availability of quality medicines at the most affordable prices. PPMA Chairman of Tauqeerul Haq, while speaking at a press briefing, said that linkage ... Read More »

KCCI urges federal govt to withdraw KE’s electricity tariff increase

KARACHI:  President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Shariq Vohra, while referring to Power Division’s notification in which K-Electric (KE) has been allowed to increase rates of electricity ranging from Rs.1.09 to Rs.2.89 per unit with effect from September 1, 2020, stated that this anti-business move would give a serious blow to the trade & industry which was still ... Read More »

Telecommunication sector could produce employment, promote business activities: Shariq Vohra

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) M. Shariq Vohra, while exchanging views at a meeting with a team of Mobilink’s Jazz Business during its visit to KCCI, stated that that the telecommunication sector could produce abundant employment opportunities and promote business activities through innovative solutions. Shariq Vohra underscored the need to make collective efforts so that the ... Read More »

Speakers agrees to increase bilateral trade between Pakistan-Sri Lanka

ISLAMABAD: The speakers during ‘Book Launching’ on Pakistan – Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSFTA) have agreed that through the proper execution of the agreement both the countries would increase their trade volume from the recent ratio of bilateral trade. The Federation Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has launched the Publication on ‘Pakistan – Sri Lanka Free Trade ... Read More »

RCCI observes World Egg Day

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has organized an awareness seminar in connection with World Egg day at Chamber House Rawalpindi. Dr. Hassan Sarosh, former Chairman Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) who was chief guest on the occasion in his address said that the poultry industry was playing a crucial role in ensuring food security in the country ... Read More »

SRO 889 to cause more problems for industry: KCCI

KARACHI: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) has drawn the attention of Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Advisor to Prime Minister for Finance to the SRO.889(I)/2020 dated 21.09.2020 issued by FBR,  whereby amendments have been made  in Sales Tax Rules 2006 which in fact is the proverbial last straw on camel’s back. A new Chapter XIV-BA has been added ... Read More »

MCCI newly elected office bearers take charge in AGM

MULTAN: The newly-elected office bearers of the Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), including president Khawaja Salahuddin and Senior vice-president Syed Iftikhar Ali Shah, Vice President Shafi Anis Sheikh, and Rabia Shehzad (woman entrepreneur seat) spelt out their priorities for the coming year at the annual general meeting held here. The meeting was presided over by the outgoing President ... Read More »

PCDMA demands FBR chairman to allow 2pc income tax on raw materials

KARACHI: Mirza Nadeem Baig, Chairman Pakistan Chemicals & Dyes Merchants’ Association (PCDMA), has expressed grave concern over non-implementation of the FBR budget anomalies committee’s decision to allow commercial importers to pay 2pc income tax on imported raw materials and demanded FBR chairman to immediate implementation of the recommendations of the anomalies committee and include the raw materials of chemicals & ... Read More »

RCCI seeks conducive environment to boost trade activities

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Industry (RCCI) Nasir Mirza has said that a conducive environment should be provided for the promotion of trade activities in the region. No harassment by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) and other agencies on the account of tax notices, tax collection and registration. Stakeholders should also be ... Read More »

RCCI shows concern on growing political & economic uncertainty

RAWALPINDI: The Business community of Rawalpindi city has shown strong concern on growing political uncertainty which ultimately affect the economy of the country and urged the government to resolve issues amicably. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) President Mohammad Nasir Mirza on Wednesday while talking to different trade delegations at chamber house said that the business community has ... Read More »