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Sarhad Chamber of Commerce & Industry shows concern over harassment of traders

PESHAWAR: President, Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Engr Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz has expressed serious concern over harassment of business community, crackdown on business premises and imposition of heavy fines under guise of collection of local government taxes. He asked to introduce one-window operation system for tax-collection and to stop harassment of business community immediately. In a statement issued here ... Read More »

Agha Shahab dismayed over abrupt rise in law & order incidents

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan, while expressing deep concerns over abrupt rise in law & order incidents particularly the target killings and rising street crimes, urged the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and Heads of Law Enforcing Agencies (LEAs) to take strictest actions and adopt stringent measures to maintain peace ... Read More »

HAP delegation visits RCCI

RAWALPINDI: A delegation of Pakistan Handicrafts Association (HAP) headed by its President Fahad Barlas called on newly elected President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Saboor Malik here at Chamber House on Thursday. HAP President shared the calendar of HAP activities with RCCI President and said that the work of artisans would be highlighted with the cooperation of all ... Read More »

Healthy relations between public & private sectors would be top priorities of LCCI: Irfan Iqbal Sheikh

LAHORE: More meaningful role of the Lahore Chamber in policy corridors and ensuring a good business atmosphere, boost in exports and healthy relations between public and private sectors would be top priorities of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry during the year to come. These views were expressed by the LCCI newly elected President Ifran Iqbal Sheikh, Senior Vice ... Read More »

RCCI new president vows to focus on resolving key issues of traders

RAWALPINDI:  Every sector of the economy needs to be boosted in order to ensure smooth growth of the economy. Our focus will be maximum utilization of our potential for elevating the status of our business community with in the country and across the borders as well. The government should provide conducive environment for boosting trade and industry and economic stability ... Read More »

Hats off to PM Khan for speaking truth about Muslims, Islamophobia & Kashmiris: Siraj Teli

KARACHI: Chairman Businessmen Group (BMG) & former president Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Siraj Kassam Teli, while terming Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech at United National General Assembly as “excellent”, stated that hats off to PM Imran Khan for vocally, vibrantly and fearlessly speaking the truth about Muslims, Islamophobia and Kashmiris which has never ever been done by ... Read More »

Members of APCCA executive board elected unopposed

KARACHI: All Pakistan Customs Agents Association (APCCA) issued notification for notifying election results of executive committee members who are declared “elected unopposed” in the election of association for the term starting from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. Muhammad Arshad Jamal of Jamal Associates is elected Chairman; Agha Iftekhar Ahmed of Agha Agencies is elected Senior Vice Chairman; Muhammad ... Read More »

RCCI strongly condemns Indian brutalities in IOK

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has passed a unanimous resolution strongly condemning the brutalities of Indian forces and violations of human rights in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The house in its 59th session of annual general meeting chaired by President Malik Shahid Saleem also showed grave concerns on the imposition of stringent curfew and other restrictions ... Read More »

NUTECH-KCCI ‘Need-Driven’ Platform proposed for revival of industry

KARACHI: Registrar of National University of Technology (NUTECH) Dr. Syed Adnan Qasim has proposed to establish a joint NUTECH-KCCI ‘Need-Driven’ platform of relevant industries and academic experts to upgrade the existing and design/ develop state-of-the-art industrial, vocational colleges, technological institutes and research centers at Karachi. Seeking KCCI’s support to NUTECH for revival of the industry, Registrar NUTECH further suggested to ... Read More »

FCAA urges govt to review Afghan transit trade agreement

PESHAWAR: President Frontier Customs Agents Association (FCAA), Ziaul Haq Sarhadi has urged the government and relevant authorities to review the Afghan Transit Trade Agreement and remove concerns of business community on it. He demanded the steps should be taken to provide facilities at Peshawar Dry-port, besides to make the Azakhel Dry-port fully operational. This, he stated during a meeting with ... Read More »

All three office bearers from Businessmen Group elected unopposed: KCCI

KARACHI: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) notified that all three candidates for the post of office bearers from Businessmen Group (BMG) namely Agha Shahab Khan, Arshad Islam and Shahid Ismail have been elected unopposed as President, Senior Vice President and Vice President respectively for the year 2019-20. Expressing gratitude to Almighty Allah, Chairman BMG and former President ... Read More »

RCCI offers its help to address dengue out break

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has shown grave concern on dengue spread in the city and asked district administration to address the issue on war footed. Addressing executive committee, President RCCI Malik Shahid Saleem demanded that free test, medicines and beds must be provided to private clinics and hospitals along with government hospitals. He referred to ... Read More »

Meeting of FPCCI Standing Committee on “customs agents” tomorrow

KARACHI: The 7th meeting of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) Standing Committee on “customs agents” will be held at 12 pm at Sardar Yasin Malik Room (B-2) FPCCI head office Karachi on September 25, 2019 (tomorrow). Muhammad Sajid, convener of the committee will deliver his welcome address and Mohammad  Hussain Vice Chairman APCCA  will brief the ... Read More »

FEBR hailed efforts of FBR for achieving 90pc revenue collection target

LAHORE: The Friends of Economic and Business Reforms (FEBR) hailed the efforts of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for achieving 90% revenue collection target set for first two months of Fiscal Year 2019-20 while break down in taxes show above 15% growth in collection of inland sales and income tax. FEBR President Kashif Anwar appreciated the positive results, however, ... Read More »

LCCI pays homage to golden jubilee members

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Saturday organised a ceremony to recognise the services of its Golden Jubilee Members, who have been associated with the premier chamber for 50 years or more. LCCI President Almas Hyder along with Senior Vice President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir and Vice President Faheemur Rehman Saigal gave the Golden Jubilee Certificates to ... Read More »

Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association office-bears elected unopposed

MULTAN: Javed Suhail Rehmani (Chichawatni) Haresh Kumar Vedani (Sindh) and Abdul Latif (Bahawalpur)  have been elected unopposed as chairman, senior vice chairman and vice chairman of Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association(PCGA) for the year 2019-20. As per details, election commission announced here on Tuesday Returning Office M.Asif Khalil said that September 17 was fixed for filing nomination papers for the top ... Read More »

Tax bar demands 90-day time for tax return filing

KARACHI: The Karachi Tax Bar Association (KTBA) on Friday asked the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to allow 90 days to tax payers for filing their returns from the date of issuance of tax forms, in line with the law. The KTBA, in a letter addressed to FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi, objected to the FBR’s Sept 5 circular No.2(I)Cond./I.Tax/2018 asking ... Read More »

KCCI, PJBF ink MoU to enhance cooperation for improving Pakistan, Japan trade

KARACHI: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) and Pakistan Japan Business Forum (PJBF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which both institutions have agreed to jointly identify the common challenges affecting their members and collectively develop responses to these challenges so that trade between Pakistan and Japan could be enhanced. Under the said MoU, which was ... Read More »

Makda urges govt to prop up PNSC for handling expected high trade growth

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Junaid Esmail Makda has said that with the expansion of CPEC to more and more countries, Pakistan could become a major world channel for petro-chemical trade and greatly stimulate its economic growth. “Hence, the government has to prop up the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) to handle the expected high growth ... Read More »

FPCCI Standing Committee on “customs agents” meeting to be held on Sept 21

KARACHI: A meeting of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12 pm at conference room of FPCCI head office. The meeting will discuss in details web based software for customs agents, inspector, and exporters and a presentation will be made on clearance of goods through scanner by M/s ... Read More »