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ICCI urges IESCO to revise policy for repair of commercial transformers

ISLAMABAD: Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has called upon the IESCO to revise its policy for the installation and repair of commercial transformers as it was creating problems for traders. He said as per prevailing policy of IESCO, if a commercial transformer in market went faulty, traders were required to get it repaired on self-finance ... Read More »

Ukraine offers various sectors for JVs including energy & steel

RAWALPINDI: Ukraine offers various sectors for possible joint ventures including energy, steel, and technology. Pakistani businessmen should capitalise on these opportunities, suggested Ambassador-designate to Ukraine Major General Zahid Mubashir Sheikh during his visit to the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here. Speaking to the business community, Mubashar Sheikh said that bilateral trade and economic cooperation between the two ... Read More »

PIFFA forms financial & trade dispute committee

KARACHI: Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA) finalized financial and trade dispute committee. According to press release following members are included in the committee which will hold its first meeting soon. Izhar-ul-Haq Qamar convener, Abu Zakir deputy convener, Shaikh Aamir Zafar member, Farhan Babar member, Muhammad Sardar member, Ms. Salma Nafees member, Shahid Naeem member, Humayun Qamar Alam member, Sharjeel ... Read More »

RCCI ink MoU with CRBC

RAWALPINDI: The China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) on Wednesday inked a memorandum of understanding with the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce of Industry (RCCI) for exploring the investment opportunities existing in Rashakai Especial Industrial Zones being developed under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. Deputy General Manager CRBC Lin Jun and President RCCI Malik Shahid Saleem signed and exchange the documents ... Read More »

WB Team visits Karachi Chamber to devise ways for Maximizing Finance for Development

KARACHI: A team from The World Bank visited the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) to devise ways for Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD) and then advising feasible options to the government. The World Bank Team, which was led by Ms. Namoos Zaheer, Senior Financial Sector Analyst – Finance Competitiveness & Innovation, comprised of Marius Vismantas Lead Financial Sector ... Read More »

FPCCI President Ghazanfar Bilour visits RCCI

RAWALPINDI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Ghazanfar Bilour has urged all chambers and business community to put collective efforts to meet the new dynamics and challenges of economy. Pakistan is facing huge challenge of export fall, energy crisis, lack of infrastructure and impediments in taxation. Private sector should come forward and join hands with the ... Read More »

ICCI felicitates Turkey on its National Day

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has congratulated the Turkish leadership and its people on their National Day and said that the Pakistani leadership and nation was proud of their exemplary friendship and deep bond of mutual respect with Turkey. Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that the people of Pakistan and Turkey ... Read More »

President KCCI Junaid Makda requests FBR to restore previous form

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Junaid Esmail Makda has stressed that keeping in view the complications in the revised form this year, the previous form should be restored for filing income tax returns as all taxpayers and practitioners are well-acquainted with the previous version therefore they will absolutely have no problems in easily submitting their returns ... Read More »

LCCI holds seminar on “Tariffs & Trade Defense Instruments”

LAHORE: A seminar on “Tariffs & Trade Defense Instruments” held at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry on Monday. The seminar was jointly organized by the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry and National Tariff Commission. Director General of National Tariff Commission (NTC) Khizar Hayat, Director Muhammad Arshad, Member NTC Tipu Sultan, the LCCI Vice President Fahim-ur-Rehman Sehgal and ... Read More »

Italian businessmen to visit Pakistan in Feb 2019: Envoy

ISLAMABAD: H.E. Stefano Pontecorva, Ambassador of Italy said that his country considered Pakistan a promising destination for business relations and an Italian business delegation was scheduled to visit Pakistan in February 2019. He said this while exchanging views with Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry and new Office Bearers of ICCI who called on him to ... Read More »

RCCI’s delegation visits China to explore business opportunities

RAWALPINDI: A fifteen member delegation of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry led by Malik Shahid Saleem, President RCCI, visited Guangdon China to explore opportunities for promoting bilateral trade and economic relations between Pakistan and China. The delegation was representing various sectors including Auto parts, Pharmaceutical, food and food processing, furniture, Gems and Jewelry, Ceramics and tourism. The delegation also ... Read More »

ICCI for focusing on training & skills development of underprivileged children

ISLAMABAD: Ahmad Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) has stressed upon the need of providing technical education and vocational training to orphans and deprived kids to make them productive citizens of the country. He said this while speaking as Chief Guest at the uniforms distribution ceremony organized by Skills Development School run by Skills Development Council, ... Read More »

Italy wants to strengthen trade relations with Pakistan: Envoy

LAHORE: Pakistan is one of the best countries around the globe and picture being portrayed about this great country has nothing to do reality. Pakistan has a shining future and is a best destination for doing business. These views were expressed by Massimiliano Pasqualini from Italy while speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The LCCI Acting President ... Read More »

Govt asked to encourage women empowerment

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) on Saturday asked the government to promote women empowerment to ensure rapid social and economic development. It also asked the business community to match their words with action over the empowerment of women for the sake of future generations. This was observed during a workshop organised by IWCCI which was conducted ... Read More »

Removal of hurdles to Pak-Afghan trade demanded

PESHAWAR: Various bodies of business community have expressed concern over restrictions on return of empty containers from Afghanistan to Pakistan via Torkham border and urged the federal government to resolve the issue with Afghan authorities. All Pakistan Flour Mills Association (APFMA), Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) and All Pakistan Customs Agents Association (APCAA) in separate statements here ... Read More »

ICCI delegation visits Spain to explore business opportunities

ISLAMABAD: A seven-member delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry led by Muhammad Naveed Malik, former Senior Vice President ICCI visited Spain to explore opportunities for promoting bilateral trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Spain. Asher Hafeez, M. Ashfaq Hussain Chatha, Tahir Ayub, Muhammad Faheem Khan, Ms. Nasira Ali and Ms. Ayesha Khan were in the delegation. The ... Read More »

RCCI’s delegation to visit Hong Kong

RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has taken initiative to promote Pakistan’s trade potential through exhibitions and visits of delegations of businessmen around the world. Under this initiative, RCCI former president Zahid Latif Khan led a delegation to Hong Kong where it held Business Opportunity Conference (BOC) and meetings with Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and signed memorandum ... Read More »

Peshawar traders demand exemption from taxes

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chamber of Commerce and Industry, aka Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), has vehemently rejected the recent power tariff hike and demanded an exemption from property and professional taxes for the industrialists and traders affected by the Bus Rapid Transit. Addressing a press conference on Friday, SCCI President Faiz Muhammad, said, “We would request ... Read More »

Didier Talpain for building Pak image to attract French businessmen, investors

KARACHI: Consul General of France Didier Talpain has said that bilateral trade between France and Pakistan was not that high and it was quite low which was mainly due to persisting negative perception and misconception about the security situation in Pakistan therefore it was necessary to focus on building the image of the country. The misconception about security situation still ... Read More »

ICCI for curbing power theft and T&D losses instead of raising power tariffs

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has called upon the government to focus on curbing the power theft and transmission & distribution losses instead of enhancing power tariffs as these losses were costing billions of rupees to the power sector forcing the general consumers to pay heavy price in the form of high tariffs for the inefficiency of ... Read More »