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FPCCI appoints Khatri as chairman standing committee on industrial promotion

KARACHI: Federatuion of Pakistan chamber of commerce and industry (FPCCI) President Mr. Mian Muhammad Adrees has appointed Mr. Abdul Shakoor Khatri, as Chairman of FPCCI Standing Committee on industrial promotion & facilitation for the year 2015. His nomination is reflective of the confidence reposed in him by the President FPCCI, in view of his contribution in the field. He played ... Read More »

Srilankan president’s visit will uplift economy, trade: FPCCI

KARACHI: Senior Vice President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Mr. Abdul Rahim Janoo said, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to Pakistan would enhance economic cooperation & trade linkages between the two countries,while welcoming him to Karachi Airport on behalf of FPCCI. The Srilankan President invited the Business Community including FPCCI to visit his country in ... Read More »

FPCCI working on mechanism to improve country’s tax revenue: Mian Adrees

ISLAMABAD: President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Mian Muhammad Adrees, while addressing business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that FPCCI was working on a mechanism to improve country’s tax revenue by involving Chambers of Commerce & Industry of the country in collection of income tax from small traders. He said the mechanism, ... Read More »

FPCCI appoints Aftab Vohra as chairman Standing Committee on customs

LAHORE: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) has appointed its former Vice President Aftab Ahmad Vohra as Chairman of Standing Committee on Customs, Ports and Valuation for the year 2015-16. Convener of the Standing Committee, Aftab Ahmad Vohra would prepare his work plan for the year 2015-16 after necessary consultation with other stakeholders and learning about ... Read More »

FPCCI asks govt to formulate new national economic agenda before new federal budget

LAHORE: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) demanded of the government to formulate a National Economic Agenda (NEA) in consultation with the Federation, Chambers of Commerce and other trade bodies before the federal budget for fiscal year 2015-16. This consensus was developed in a special meeting on “Federal Budget 2015-16” organized by the FPCCI and chaired by ... Read More »

FPCCI says seizure of bank accounts by FBR is unfair

LAHORE: Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Regional Chairman Khwaja Zarar Kaleem said that strict policy for tax recovery and seizure of accounts by FBR is not acceptable. He demanded that FBR must give business community a chance to appeal. He further said that government and tax collecting institutions should cooperate with business community rather than creating problems ... Read More »

UBG chief links Pakistan uplift with Balochistan’s prosperity

QUETTA: The largest province of the country is a picture of neglect to-date as no serious effort could ever be made to exploit its natural resources. The government and business community should strive jointly for the development of resources-rich and poverty-stricken Balochistan as its mineral resources have the potential to change the fate of Pakistan and transform it into a ... Read More »

Mian Anjum calls for early construction of Kalabagh Dam

LAHORE: Decision of continuous electricity supply to the industrial sector would not only give breathing space to the industry but would also increase GDP and national exports. This was stated by the candidate for FPCCI President Mian Anjum Nisar while talking to a delegation of industrialists here on Tuesday. He said that decision would go a long way for revival ... Read More »

Vietnam has great potential for Pakistani products

KARACHI: Vietnam has great potential to Pakistani products, Head of Vietnam Trade Mission in Pakistan Vu Viet Dzung Second Secretary. During a visit to FPCCI he proposed that FPCCI should sign MoU with Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry VCCI to establish JBC. He also proposed to include fishery sector in the FPCCI trade delegation to Vietnam. He also offered ... Read More »

FPCCI hails govt, LEAs for maintain law and order situation on Ashura

LAHORE: Candidate for President of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) Mian Anjum Nisar and Chairman PIAF malik Tahir Javed have hailed the government and law enforcement agencies for maintaining law and order situation during Ashura days. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Mian Anjum Nisar and Malik Tahir Javed said that religious scholars and the people ... Read More »

FPCCI demands FBR to charge 10% uniform tax on rental income

KARACHI: President FPCCI Zakaria Usman urged that the government and FBR should adopt a policy of uniform tax rate of 10% on rental income instead of placing the taxpayers in different tax slabs. He said that different slabs introduced in budget 2013-14 should be abolished because these slabs have opened a window for mis-declaration, corruption and tax evasion. The government ... Read More »

Karachi Commissioner vows to solve problems of exporters

KARACHI: “Trade Development Association of Pakistan (TDAP) will be asked to solve difficulties faced by Karachi-based business community engaged in export trade,” said Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui while talking to the local exporters. While talking to a delegation of businessmen, Siddiqui said proper understanding about issues and coordinated efforts could help raise industrial output.  They can help increase exports ... Read More »

FPCCI to organise Canada-Pakistan Trade Expo 2014 in Nov

KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) President Zakaria Usman has said that the Chamber, in collaboration with Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and Consulate General of Pakistan, will organize 3rd Edition of Canada-Pakistan Trade Expo 2014 from November 18 to 21 in Toronto, Canada. Zakaria Usman said that the expo is the part of FPCCI’s ... Read More »

No one allowed to play havoc with FPCCI: Iftikhar Malik

  LAHORE: Nobody will be allowed to play havoc with the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), said SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President Iftikhar Ali Malik. Malik, also the chairman of United Business Forum, was addressing the executive committee meeting of the FPCCI. The Businessmen Panel also got their agenda passed with a thumping ... Read More »

Nobody will be allowed to play havoc with FPCCI: Iftikhar

LAHORE: SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry Vice President and United Business Forum (UBF) Chairman Iftikhar Ali Malik has said that nobody will be allowed to play havoc with the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) that is the largest platform of the business community. He expressed these views while addressing the FPCCI Executive Committee meeting, in ... Read More »

Customs Valuation of milk powder determined

KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation has determined the customs values of milk powder vide Valuation Ruling No 696/2014  and No Misc/28/2007-I dated October 1, 2014. The Directorate initiated the exercise to re-determine the customs values of powder milk after it received a reference No 3(15) S.Val Audit/2013 (4) dated April 10, 2014 from the Federal Board of Revenue ... Read More »

Valuation ruling of tamarind with seeds issued

KARACHI: The Directorate General of Customs Valuation has determined the customs value of tamarind with seeds from all origins through Valuation Ruling No. 687/2014 No. MISC/11/2014-1/7597 dated September 22, 2014. The directorate did this after it received a reference – (SI/Misc/263/2014/GR-I (AW) – from MCC of Appraisement-West for determination of tamarind with seeds under Section 25-A of the Customs Act ... Read More »

SBP urged to reduce discount rate

KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Zakaria Usman has asked the State Bank of Pakistan to cut discount rate and ensure affordable financing for the industrial sector. Zakaria Usman said that the FPCCI had been emphasising on the need for a conducive environment for commercial and business activities in the country and reduction in discount ... Read More »

Pakistan, India chambers to discuss bilateral trade issues

ISLAMABAD: The India Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IPCCI) is planning to discuss various issues pertaining to bilateral trade and economic relations as preparation for ‘Aalishan Pakistan’ lifestyle exhibition is underway in New Delhi. According to sources, a meeting of the IPCCI officials will be held on September 12 to discuss vast range of matters, including agreements signed for ... Read More »

Rubina Athar takes charge as DG IPR

KARACHI: Chief of Directorate of Reforms and Automation (R&A) Robina Athar has been assigned the charge of director general of Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and director of Directorate General of Transit Trade Ibrahim Vighio has been given the additional charge of director, IPR. In this regard, Athar held meetings with the members of the IPR committee of the Federation of ... Read More »