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US embassy to encourage entrepreneurship through Speaker Series


ISLAMABAD: The U.S. Embassy launched its 2017 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with the visit of American entrepreneur Rhett Power, who delivered a presentation at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the theme of “Do’s and Don’ts of Starting a Business.” Speaking at the occasion, Rhett Power said that 75 million young people around the world were without jobs and the ... Read More »

Wathra assures to look into possibility of reviving SBP-KCCI Import Export body


KARACHI: Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Ashraf Mahmood Wathra has assured that SBP will look into the possibility of reviving SBP-KCCI Import Export Committee as the Karachi Chamber, being the most important chamber of Pakistan, represents the largest city and plays a vital role in the economic activities of Pakistan. Speaking at a meeting during his visit to the ... Read More »

Businessmen asked to focus on R&D for setting up JVs in CPEC projects

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ISLAMABAD: Iftikhar Ali Malik, Vice President, Saarc Chamber of Commerce and Industry visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry and addressing the business community said that they focus on R&D for seeking joint ventures and investment opportunities in CPEC project. He said that CPEC was a game changer for Pakistan as it would create lot of business opportunities in transportation, ... Read More »

Kuwaiti businessmen interested in imports from Sialkot


SIALKOT: The leading businessmen of Kuwait showed keen interest in the Sialkot-made sports goods, surgical instruments, leather garments, musical instruments and other products during an exhibition held at Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) in Kuwait. SCCI President Majid Raza Bhutta told the newsmen that Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) is holding this two-day industrial exhibition of ... Read More »

PCJCCI inaugurates Chinese language course in CPEC hall


FAISALABAD.  Wang Zihai President Pakistan-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) formally inaugurated Chinese Language courses in CPEC Cell of the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI). He appreciated the efforts of the FCCI in general and specially the keen interest taken by Chairman CPEC Committee of the FCCI Engineer Ahmad Hassan and Director Research and Development M. ... Read More »

Pakistan & China inked 46 MOUs in different segments of economy


FAISALABAD. In new emerging economic scenario “One Belt-One Road” is a gigantic infrastructure of China to link up Asia with Europe and Africa and this project has already been successfully initiated from Pakistan, said  Wang Zihai President Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) Lahore. He was addressing a meeting in Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) ... Read More »

Sialkot exporters competing with other countries in quality

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SIALKOT: President  Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Majid Raza Bhutta has vowed to continue struggle for ensuring the early completion of the mega projects of establishing Sialkot exporters’ own airline “Air Sial” now (after already establishing their own Sialkot International Airport, besides, establishing an international standard Sialkot Business and Trade Center, Sialkot Tanneries Zone, Sialkot Engineering University and ... Read More »

UAE investors invited to explore Pakistan for JVs


ISLAMABAD: Khalid Malik, Senior Vice President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry invited the UAE investors to explore Pakistan for investment and joint ventures. He was addressing a seminar organized by RAK Investment Authority, Government of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE in collaboration with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry on investment opportunities in Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zones. Khalid ... Read More »

CPEC a game changer to bring prosperity: RCCI


RAWALPINDI: President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce andIndustry (RCCI) Raja Amer Iqbal has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is crucial for the country’s economic stability and prosperity. Talking to a group of traders at RCCI he asked government to set up a working group to  analyze  and realize maximum opportunities from CPEC. The working groups must include representatives from chambers ... Read More »

Pak-Iran central banks to sign agreement for resuming banking channels next week: FPCCI


KARACHI: The two central banks of Pakistan and Iran are likely to sign agreement next week for opening banking channels to streamline trading activities between the two countries, Zubair Tufail, president, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) said on Tuesday. He said that in recent meeting with State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the governor of the central ... Read More »

Govt should enhance fire emergency measures in industrial institutions: Saeed Shaikh


FAISALABAD. Two successive incidents of fire are an eye opener and government must enhance the capabilities of the concerned departments and efficiently control any future fire emergency particularly in industrial or commercial institutions, said Engineer Muhammad Saeed Sheikh President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI). In a statement issued have he said that Faisalabad is industrial hub of Pakistan. ... Read More »

Punjab’s infrastructure attracting foreign investors


ISLAMABAD: Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Vice President Ishtiaq Baig has said the foreign investors were moving towards Punjab due to better infrastructure and facilities available in the province. He said Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had made sincere efforts and provided better infrastructure to attract foreign investors. He said there was need to focus on other ... Read More »

LCCI expresses concern over water scarcity in biggest dams

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LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has shown grave concern on severe water scarcity in the biggest dams of the country and said that this crisis would directly hit the agriculture and power sectors of the country, In a statement issued here, the LCCI President Abdul Basit, Senior Vice President Amjad Ali Jawa and Vice President Muhammad Nasir ... Read More »

Chinese Cos show interest in energy, transport, real estate and other sectors in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Chinese investors considered Pakistan a potential country for business and have come here to explore opportunities for JVs and investment. This was said by Yin Lin Bing, Secretary General, Worldwide Business Culture Exchange Centre while addressing business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He visited ICCI leading a 29 member delegation of Chinese companies representing various ... Read More »

Sialkot: 4000 female football stitchers to be adjusted soon


SIALKOT: In Sialkot, as many as 4000 jobless home based women workers out of total 16000, most of them the hand stitchers of the footballs, have been adjusted in the other jobs through their micro entrepreneurship development, while another batch of 2000 more such female stitchers would also be adjusted in their new jobs within a stipulated period of a ... Read More »

Govt asked to cut sales tax to single digit


MULTAN: Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) has asked the government to slash the sales tax down to single digit to take burden off the consumers. The MCCI president, in a statement, said that there should be low rate of sales tax, as our economy has strengthened enough to introduce single digit sales tax rate. He said that issue ... Read More »

PCJCCI promotes Chinese language in Pakistan


LAHORE: Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) has left no stone unturned to empower people with Chinese language through a validated and sustainable Chinese language programme. According to PCJCCI office bearers here Monday, the chamber has efficaciously conducted Chinese Language proficiency test HSK-level 1, 2 and 3 for the third time. The examination center was established at University ... Read More »

Auto assemblers want new tax on car transfers to curb premium


KARACHI: The Pakistan Automobile Assemblers Dealers Association (PAMADA) has suggested that the additional registration tax on transfer of a new car within three months of purchase would help curb the menace of premiums. “Early delivery demands by customers encourage investors to exploit customers by offering vehicles on premium payments. If customers book their vehicles and secure delivery as per the ... Read More »

HCCI demands representation of business community in SITE

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HYDERABAD: The Vice President Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) has demanded the high ups of Sindh Government to give due representation to business community of Hyderabad, Kotri and Tando Adam in Sindh Industrial Trading Estate (SITE) for development of industrial sector. In a statement, he regretted that the management of SITE has adopted step motherly attitude with the ... Read More »

SCA expresses concern over shortage of water in Sindh

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HYDERABAD: Sindh Chamber of Commerce (SCA) has expressed fear that the water level in the Indus river at Kotri Barrage would drop to around 1,000 cusecs in the coming days, creating a severe water shortage in many parts of Sindh. The SCA’s office bearers and members held a meeting here Sunday at the Chamber’s office which was attended by representatives ... Read More »