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ICCI honors visiting UK media cricket team with medals

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry hosted the visiting Pakistani origin UK Media cricket team and honored the team members with medals at a function held at Chamber House. Wajahat Ali Khan was the head of delegation while A. Haq was team captain. The team was comprised of Sajjad Shawl, Rana Babar, G. H. Awan, Ghufran Ashraf, Tahir ... Read More »

RCCI, Jeddah Chamber agree to further trade and economic relations

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RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCCI) and Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JCCI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote closer contacts between the entrepreneur members of the two organizations and explore new opportunities for mutually beneficial trade and economic relations. The MoU was signed in Jeddah by President RCCI Malik Shahid Saleem and ... Read More »

KCCI signs MoU with Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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KARACHI: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) and Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JCCI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote closer contacts between the entrepreneur members of the two organizations and explore new opportunities for mutually beneficial trade and economic relations. According to a statement issued, the MoU was signed in Jeddah by President ... Read More »

Industrialists demand growth-oriented policy for local industry

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ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Islamabad Industrial Association led by its President Mian Akram Farid visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry and congratulated Rafat Farid on assuming charge as Acting President ICCI. Khalid Javed, Tariq Sadiq, Mian Shaukat Masud, Ch. Waheed ud Din, Mehfooz Elahi, Muhammad Ahmed and others were in the delegation. Iftikhar Anwar Sethi Vice President ICCI, Ashfaq ... Read More »

Hammad Azhar agrees to abolish WHT on cash withdrawal by filers in upcoming Finance Bill

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KARACHI: Acting President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry Khurram Shahzad, while referring to a meeting of KCCI’s delegation with Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar held in Islamabad, said that KCCI’s recommendations for the forthcoming Finance Bill to be announced on Jan 23 were extensively discussed during the said meeting in which the Minister, while assuring to incorporate ... Read More »

Pakistani trade mission visits Saudi Arabia to promote trade cooperation

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ISLAMABAD: A 30 member Pakistani trade mission including Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry visited Saudi Export Development Authority (SEDA)t and held productive B2B meetings with Saudi counterparts to explore prospects for enhancing Pak-Saudi bilateral trade and investment cooperation, particularly in building material/construction and food sectors. The Pakistani delegation met with Deputy Minister of Energy, Industry ... Read More »

ICCI for focusing on marble industry to promote exports

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ISLAMABAD: Rafat Farid, Acting President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has called upon the government to focus on marble industry, which has great potential to promote exports  and transform Pakistan into a fast growing economy. He said this while talking to a delegation of local marble industry that called on him led by Muhammad Shakeel Munir, former Chairman All ... Read More »

Malaysian trade delegation visits RCCI

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RAWALPINDI: A six member trade delegation of Malaysia visited Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) headed by Rosin AlRehman, CEO Antahraya here on Tuesday. The delegation was representing various sectors including Glass, Timber, Halal Food and SMEs etc. Speaking at the occasion, Rosin AlRehman said that Pakistan and Malaysia have good potential to enhance cooperation in many fields and ... Read More »

LCCI donates to Friends of Shaukat Khanum Hospital

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LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry Monday gave a cash donation to Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital. The cheque of donation was presented by the LCCI President Almas Hyder to the president of Friends of Shaukat Khanum Rubeena Chaudhry. The LCCI Senior Vice President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir and Sara Shahid were also present on the occasion. Almas Hyder said ... Read More »

Businessmen urged to look into possibility of exporting meat to Malaysia

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KARACHI: Economic Advisor to Terengganu Province in Malaysia Haji Roslin Abdul Rehman has urged the business community of Pakistan to seriously look into the possibility of exporting meat to Malaysia which is a US$2 billion market for meat only, of which only 24 percent was being supplied locally while the rest of the meat was being imported from numerous countries. ... Read More »

Govt asked to create conducive environment for women entrepreneurs

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ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce & industry (IWCCI) led by its President Ms. Rizwana Asif visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) and exchanged views with Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President ICCI on economic empowerment of women through fostering a culture for promoting women entrepreneurship. Ms. Nasir Ali Senior Vice President, Ms. Neelum Nayab Vice President ... Read More »

RCCI bids farewell to Tajikistan envoy Sherali

RCCI President Malik Shahid Saleem presenting a bouquet to Chairman BOI Haroon Sharif

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber Of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here on Saturday organized a farewell ceremony for the outgoing  Ambassador of Tajikistan, Sherali S. Jononov. Addressing the ceremony, Tajik envoy said that Pakistan and Tajikistan have historical, cultural and religious background and the roots of their relation are very deep. Both countries are enjoying friendly and cordial relationship. Refreshing key ... Read More »

SL exporters reluctant to take interest in Pakistani markets: Gnanatheva

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KARACHI: Consul General of Sri Lanka G. L. Gnanatheva, while highlighting some the obstacles in way of smooth trade between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, particularly mentioned that the imposition of Regulatory Duties by Pakistani authorities have terribly affected Sri Lankan exports to Pakistan. “Because of overnight imposition of RDs, Sri Lankan exporters are not interested in enhancing trade and further ... Read More »

Don’t come under tough IMF dictations, LCCI advises govt

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LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber on Friday advised the government to avoid tough IMF conditionalities that would ultimately shrink economy and jack up unemployment graph.  Let us work jointly to take the economy out of woods, the LCCI office-bearers suggested to the government in a statement.  LCCI President Almas Hyder said that if funding from IMF is necessary, than no harmful ... Read More »

ICCI asks govt to come up with solid strategy for economic revival

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has called upon the government to come up with a clear cut and solid strategy for the revival of dwindling economy and put it on the path of sustainable growth as the prevailing aura of uncertainty on economic front was creating concerns in the business community. Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber ... Read More »

Govt working closely with all stakeholders to facilitate local industry

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RAWALPINDI: The government is working closely with all stakeholders including Chamber of Commerce to facilitate local industry and dedicated Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) offices would be set up at the federal and provincial levels for the purpose of removing bottlenecks and facilitating investors in the smooth business operations. This was stated by Chairman Board of Investment (BOI) and minister ... Read More »

Addressing grievances of businessmen govt top priority: Abdul Razak Dawood

Malik Shahid Saleem, President RCCI presenting bouquet to Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry & Production and Investment at his office in Islamabad.

RAWALPINDI: Addressing grievances of business community has been the top priority of the government and our focus was to strengthen the interaction with traders ‘community. We want recommendations and suggestion to improve our ailing industry specially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This was stated by Adviser on Commerce, Investment and textile, Abdul Razak Dawood while talking to the trade delegation ... Read More »

ICCI urges government to implement old gas tariff for tandoors

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ISLAMABAD: A delegation of General Nanby Association, Islamabad led by its President Fazal Karim Abbasi visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry  and held a meeting with Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President on the issue of non-implementation of government’s decision regarding withdrawal of increased gas tariff for tandoors. They said that Chamber should take up this issue with relevant authorities for ... Read More »

ICCI shows concerns over drastic cut in development budget

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ISLAMABAD: Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has shown concerns over the drastic cut in the  development budget as the government has sanctioned only Rs.225.4 billion for development projects for the first half of current fiscal year, which is reportedly 32% lower as compared with the disbursements made in the first half of previous fiscal year. ... Read More »

Encroachment drive must remain confined to SC’s order:  Junaid Makda

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KARACHI: Chairman Businessmen Group & Former President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry Siraj Kassam Teli and President KCCI Junaid Esmail Makda have appealed the honorable Chief Justice Mian Saquib Nisar to thoroughly interpret Supreme Court’s order for removal of encroachments from Karachi prior to completion of his successful tenure as it is a general impression that the said order ... Read More »