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Delay in MFN status to India against Pakistan’s interests: Farida Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) President Farida Rashid said that granting of most-favoured-nation (MFN) status to India shouldn’t be delayed anymore as it is a matter of national interest.   Granting MFN status to India will accelerate development of industry, agriculture and services sector while it would provide relief to masses facing high inflation, said Farida ... Read More »

Pakistan offers best investment climate in region: Malik Zubair

ISLAMABAD: President FPCCI Zubair Ahmed Malik said that Pakistan offers best investment-friendly and incentives-driven policies in the region offering countless opportunities to foreign investors. Pakistan offers over 180 million consumers, huge untapped resources, fully convertible currency, unrestricted equity, unconstrained profit repatriation, no compulsion for a local partner, no double taxation and attractive tax breaks which has so far lured 600 ... Read More »

Pervaiz Rashid launches Export Guide at LCCI

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that competence, technology and innovation are the prerequisite to penetrate the global market; therefore, businessmen should focus on product development to enlarge their market share. The Federal Minster was speaking at the launching ceremony of Export Guide at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar, ... Read More »

PIAF-Founders Alliance wins woman seat unopposed

LAHORE: PIAF-Founders Alliance won one seat reserved for women unopposed in LCCI elections as no other candidate filed the nomination papers against the Alliance candidate. With this unopposed victory, the strength of the Alliance will reach 17 in the 32-member House, while the elections on remaining seats will be held on September 23 and 24 as per schedule. According to ... Read More »

LCCI calls for proper utilisation of Export Development Fund

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Farooq Iftikhar said that the under-utilisation of Export Development Fund (EDF) is hitting the exports hard. Therefore, a new mechanism should be put in place to ensure its proper spending. The LCCI president was speaking at the launching ceremony of report on “Proper Utilisation of Export Development Fund” here at Lahore ... Read More »

Siraj Teli seeks foolproof security for business community

KARACHI: Businessmen Group Chairman and former KCCI president Siraj Kassam Teli demanded the Prime Minister of Pakistan to provide security and safety to the business and industrial community as well as the Karachiites from the criminal elements. In a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif at Governor House Karachi, Kassam Teli said, “Karachi is a goose laying golden ... Read More »

Govt urged to invest in oil exploration to control POL prices

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), expressing concern over recent price hike in petroleum products, has urged the government to make more investment in oil exploration projects as new discoveries will help tackle the oil price issue. In a statement issued here, LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar said that the government would not be able to put economy back ... Read More »

47 candidates to vie for LCCI polls

LAHORE: A total of 47 candidates have filed their nominations for the upcoming Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) polls. 21 candidates filed papers for Corporate Class while 26 submitted nominations for Associate Class seats. LCCI Secretary General Syed Muhammad Saqlain received the nomination papers. Final list of candidates will be issued on September 19 while polls for Corporate ... Read More »

Enhancing exports key to uplift economy: KCCI President

KARACHI: Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s President Muhammad Haroon Agar has emphasized that industrialization and enhancing exports is the imperative solution to uplift the economy. For the larger interest of the country and its citizens, public and private sector harmony and coordination is crucial and unavoidable to strengthen the frail economy. Exchanging views with Chief Executive Officer of National ... Read More »

Govt urged to abolish 2% GST from zero-rated sectors

KARACHI: Council of All Pakistan Textile Associations (Capta) Chairman Zubair Motiwala has urged the federal government to abolish 2% GST from the zero-rated sectors to ease their financial positions. He, leading the scores of representatives from different value-added textile associations, held a meeting with Federal Secretary Commerce Qasim M Niaz at PHMA House to discuss the key obstacles to the ... Read More »

PIAF-Founders Alliance kick-starts its election campaign

LAHORE: The PIAF-Founders Alliance on Tuesday kick-started its election campaign by inaugurating election office for Corporate and Associate Class LCCI polls scheduled for September 23 and 24. The ribbon-cutting was jointly performed by the PIAF-Founders Alliance leaders Mian Muhammad Ashraf and Mian Anjum Nisar in the presence of former LCCI Presidents Shahzada Alam Monnoo, PIAF Chairman Malik Tahir Javaid, LCCI ... Read More »

Huge potential between Pak, Indonesia for bilateral trade: KCCI

KARACHI: Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s (KCCI) Acting President Shamim A. Firpo has stated that huge potential of bilateral trade between Pakistan and Indonesia do exist. Exploration of new business prospects and new trading avenues need attention of both governments. Regular participation of Indonesia companies in KCCI’s Flagship My-Karachi, Oasis of Harmony since 2004 reflects exceptional bilateral trade and ... Read More »

Laws on halal products’ certification being framed: Sajid Yousafani

LAHORE: Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development Sajid Yousafani said that laws on halal products’ certification are being framed and would be finalized soon. The Secretary was speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar presented the Address of Welcome. LCCI Senior Vice President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Vice President Mian Abuzar Shad, former President Mian Muhammad ... Read More »

PIAF-Founders Alliance all set to start election campaign

LAHORE: PIAF-Founders Alliance will start its election campaign for upcoming LCCI polls on September 3 by inaugurating its main election office at Landmark Plaza, Jail Road, Lahore. The decision was made in the meeting of PIAF-Founders Alliance Steering Committee jointly presided over by Mian Muhammad Ashraf and Mian Anjum Nisar while Engr. Sohail Lashari, Iftikhar Ali Malik, Muhammad Ali Mian, ... Read More »

President KCCI urges govt to bring reforms in agri sector

KARACHI: Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry President Muhammad Haroon Agar said that agriculture is much neglected sector which needs immediate attention by the government to bring reforms, establish seed banks & research centres, set up cool chains and purpose-built warehouses to get maximum benefits. The economy of Pakistan is also heavily dependent on agriculture sector as it feeds people, ... Read More »

LTIA announces support for PIAF-Founders Alliance in LCCI polls

Lahore: All 21 former Chairmen of Lahore Township Industries Association (LTIA) on Monday announced to support PIAF-Founders Alliance for upcoming LCCI elections scheduled for September 23 and 24. Chairman LTIA Nasrullah Mughal, Senior Vice Chairman Muhammad Anees Qadri, Vice Chairman Mian Khurram Ilyas, former Chairman Haroon Shafiq Chaudhry, Iqbal Baig Chaughtai, Babar Mahmood Chaudhry, Malik Tahir Javed, Amjad Ali Jawa, ... Read More »

LCCI donates Rs4.3 million

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Monday, while fulfilling its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), donated Rs 4.3 million among 10 charitable institutions. The cheque distribution ceremony was presided over by LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar while LCCI Senior Vice President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Vice President Mian Abuzar Shad, former Presidents Mian Misbahur Rehman, Mian Muzaffar Ali, former Senior ... Read More »

IT revolution reinforcing Pak economy

LAHORE: Revolutionary advances in Information Technology are reinforcing economic and social changes; therefore, Pakistan would be among the digitized nations of the world very soon. This was the upshot of the speeches delivered at Digital Punjab Conference organised by the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in connection with Lahore Shopping Festival and in active collaboration with Government of Punjab, ... Read More »

APPMA delegation visits Pakistani Consulate in Guangzhou

LAHORE: A delegation of All Pakistan Paper Merchants Association (APPMA) visited Pakistani Consulate in Guangzhou and attended a dinner hosted by Fiji Paper Manufacturers Association of China. Pakistani Consulate in Guzngzhou, Vice Counselor Nawab Ali Rahoojo warmly welcomed the delegation. The 12-member delegation headed by Khamis Saeed Butt, while other members include Safeer Hayat Butt, Abdul Wajid Butt, Muhammad Naeem, ... Read More »

All stakeholders put their heads together to resolve issues in WeBOC system

KARACHI: A 15-member committee of the stakeholders and customs officials put their heads together on Wednesday to resolve issues related to WeBOC system installed at the Customs House in Karachi. The 15-member committee comprised of Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA), export committee and trade bodies while customs was represented by additional collectors, deputy collectors and assistant collectors. The meeting was ... Read More »