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Chairman BMG condoles sad demise of Yousuf Shirazi

KARACHI: Chairman of Businessmen Group & Former President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry Siraj Kassam Teli has expressed deep grief and sorrow on sad demise of Yousuf H. Shirazi, Former President KCCI and Chairman Atlas Group who will always be remembered for his exceptional and matchless services to the entire Business & Industrial community throughout his life, particularly the ... Read More »

Pakistan, Malaysia need to agree upon new concessional list under FTA

KARACHI: Consul General of Malaysia Khairul Nazran Abd Rahman has said that Malaysia and Pakistan need to agree upon on a new concessional list under the existing Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as they have been receiving a lot of requests from different segments for addition of numerous items in the FTA list in which Pakistani Basmati rice was also not ... Read More »

PTBA office bearers welcomed

LAHORE: The Lahore Tax Bar Association (LTBA) has held a welcoming bash in honour of the newly elected office bearers of Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA). The PTBA has recently elected its new office bearers including President Aftab Hussain Nagra, Qari Habibur Rehman Zubari, General Secretary Ferhan Shahzad, Joint Secretary Mian Salman Akhtar, Information Secretary Shahbaz Saddiq and other. The ... Read More »

RCCI urges government to uplift poultry sector

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has urged government of Pakistan to take concrete steps in promoting and uplifting Poultry sector as it contributes 40% of the total meat consumption and generates employment and provides source of income to more than 1.5 million people of Pakistan directly & indirectly. These remarks were made by RCCI President Saboor ... Read More »

KCCI urges Sindh govt to initiate road repairs, patch-work on top priority

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan has urged the Sindh government to release special funds on top priority and issue necessary directives to the concerned departments to quickly commence the repair, reconstruction and patch-work of all the dilapidated and wrecked roads across the city which were in a really bad shape due to ... Read More »

RCCI asks Inland Revenue to stop notices to taxpayers

RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) President Saboor Malik has stressed upon the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman, Shabber Zaidi to take immediate notice of harassment by Inland Revenue (IR) against taxpayers. Addressing traders meeting at Chamber House Rawalpindi on Monday, RCCI President Saboor Malik said that traders are approaching Chamber with complaints of notices from IR ... Read More »

KCCI invites Razzak Dawood to discuss controversial TOO-2013

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan has invited Advisor to Prime Minister for Commerce & Textile Abdul Razak Dawood to visit KCCI so that they could get an opportunity to present their point of view about the controversial Trade Organizations Ordinance (TOO) 2013 and convince the government to revalidate TOO-2007, besides listening to ... Read More »

National Defence University team visits LCCI

LAHORE: A delegation of National Defence University visited the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry  and had a well over two hours long meeting with the LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Senior Vice President Ali Hussam Asghar, Vice President Mian Zahid Jawaid Ahmed and executive committee members. Participants of the meeting asked various question that were briefly answered by the ... Read More »

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 »