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RCCI express concerns over sharp fall in Pakistani rupee

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RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) voiced serious concerns over the sharp fall in the value of Pakistani rupee against the US dollar. Talking to a trade delegation at chamber house RCCI President Zahid Latif Khan said it would unleash a new wave of inflation in the country and create additional problems for business and industrial activities. ... Read More »

ICCI strongly resents 100 basis points hike in SBP’s interest rate

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has strongly resented the 100 basis points hike in the interest rate by the State Bank of Pakistan taking it from 6.5 percent to 7.5 percent and called upon the government to withdraw this exorbitant hike as it would enhance the credit cost of commercial banks, badly affect the growth of business ... Read More »

ICCI strongly condemns recent acts of terrorism in the country

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ISLAMABAD: Sheikh Amir Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry strongly condemned the suicide attack at Mastung, Balochistan that killed 128 people including prominent political leader Siraj Raisani and injured several people. He expressed condolence with the bereaved families and called upon the Government to take urgent measures to eliminate terrorism from the country as these incidents would badly ... Read More »

Govt takes bold steps for success of Tax Amnesty Scheme 2018

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FAISALABAD: The Tax Amnesty Scheme (TAS) has received 10 times more response as compared to the previous scheme, however; Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is still updating final figures of its beneficiaries and tax collected under this scheme. Addressing a third awareness session on Tax Amnesty Scheme-2018, Mehmood Aslam Lillah Director General Withholding Tax FBR told that placing Pakistan in ... Read More »

BMG, KCCI worried over terrorist attacks on election related activities

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KARACHI: The leadership of Businessmen Group (BMG) and Office Bearers of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), while expressing deep concerns over the recent two separate terrorist attacks in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in which over 150 people were killed and 200 injured, urged the Law Enforcing Agencies to take concrete steps and devise strictest strategies to thwart ... Read More »

Sri Lanka keen to establish strong mutual trade ties with Pakistan

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SIALKOT: The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Pakistan Maj-Gen (R) Jayanth Lakuketagodage has said that Sri Lanka was much keen to establish strong mutual trade ties with Pakistan. He stressed upon the need of making some effective practical measures to boost mutual trade ties between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, saying that the Sri Lanka was much keen to further ... Read More »

SCCI lauds leading soccer ball manufacturer

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SIALKOT: Paying rich tributes to his life-long services for Sialkot’s soccer ball industry and its modernization, the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) on Saturday awarded gold medal to Sialkot based leading soccer balls manufacturer and exporter Khawaja Masud Akhtar, during a day-long celebration and appreciation ceremony held at SCCI here today. Sialkot business community’s Group Leader Riazud Din ... Read More »

ICCI shows concerns over all time high trade deficit of over $37b

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has shown great concerns over the all-time high trade deficit that has touched US$ 37.7 billion during the fiscal year 2017-18 as it would put more pressure on the forex reserves and create many problems for the struggling economy. Sheikh Amir Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that as ... Read More »

PIAF welcomes Rs10b relief through cut in oil prices

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LAHORE: Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) Chairman Irfan Iqbal Shiekh has appreciated the caretaker government for reducing the prices of petroleum products by lowering the general sales tax on directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC). While issuing a press statement along with Senior Vice Chairman Tanvir A Sufi and Vice Chairman Shahzeb Akram, PIAF chairman said ... Read More »

ICCI urges for promoting academia-industry linkages to improve growth

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ISLAMABAD: The developed world has achieved phenomenal economic growth by promoting academia-industry linkages and we have to adopt the same approach to strengthen our economy. This was observed by Muhammad Naved Malik, Senior Vice President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry while talking to Imran Rehman, Vice Chancellor, Institute of Space Technology during visit to IST along with a delegation. ... Read More »

Renewable energy imperative for sustained industrial development: Chawla

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FAISALABAD: The Cheap environment friendly and renewable energy is imperative for sustained industrial development however; we must take immediate and appropriate measures to increase its production in addition to ensuring its conservation, said  Shabbir Hussain Chawla President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI). He was addressing the opening session of a 3-days workshop on “Energy conservation and efficiency” specially ... Read More »

Super Market traders protest against forced evictions from shops

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ISLAMABAD: Sheikh Amir Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry presided over a meeting of Super Market traders and Traders Action Committee Islamabad at Chamber House. M. Naveed Malik Senior Vice President, Nisar Mirza Vice President ICCI, Shehzad Abbasi President & Muhammad Hussain Secretary General Traders Welfare Association Super Market, Ajmal Baloch President Markazi Anjuman-e-Tajiran Pakistan, Khalid Chaudhry Secretary ... Read More »

KCCI managing committee polls rescheduled to Sept 15

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KARACHI: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) has notified that the election for KCCI’s Managing Committee Members has been rescheduled because of Ashura and will now be held on September 15, 2018 instead of September 22, 2018. According to an Addendum with reference to KCCI’s Election Notice 2018-19 issued recently, inadvertently due to oversight, the election date announced ... Read More »

ICCI calls for evolving new strategy to curb rising debt of country

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has expressed great concerns over the rising debt of the federal government, which has soared to Rs.23.7 trillion during the first eleven month of the current fiscal year and called upon the government to evolve a comprehensive new strategy in consultation with all stakeholders to curb the rising debt as further increase ... Read More »

15000 people annually died in Pakistan due to road accidents : Asif

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ISLAMABAD: The National Highway & Motorway Police in collaboration with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry organized an awareness session on the “Defensive Driving Techniques” at Chamber House to sensitize the business community on the importance of road safety and compliance of traffic rules in order to avoid road accidents. Giving a presentation to the business community on defensive driving ... Read More »

ICCI calls for strong efforts to steer Pakistan out of FATF grey list

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ISLAMABAD: Sheikh Amir Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber  of Commerce & Industry has said that putting Pakistan on the grey list by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) would entail harmful consequences for the economy and the government should make strong efforts to steer the country out of the grey list and to save the economy from further troubles. He said ... Read More »

ICCI welcomes SC’s move for revising prices of POL products

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has welcomed the suo motu action of the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar for revising the prices of petroleum products enhanced twice by the caretaker government and hoped that interference of SC in the matter would lead to positive outcome for the common as well as for the overall economy. ... Read More »

ICCI resents passing on burden of Rs.180 billion to power consumers

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has strongly resented the move of the outgoing government to adjust the financing of Rs.180 billion commercial loans in power consumers tariff through a surcharge as it would put additional burden on the business community and bring great miseries to the common man. It called upon the caretaker government to withdraw this ... Read More »

Pakistan wants to strengthen trade ties with Australia

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FAISALABAD: Pakistan has potential to almost double its exports to Australia and in this connection Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) is fully prepared to play its due role, said Shabbir Hussain Chawla President FCCI. He was addressing a function to ink Memorandum of Understanding between FCCI and Australia-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (APCCI). President Shabbir Hussain Chawla ... Read More »

KCCI head appreciates FBR’s move to extend Tax Amnesty Scheme

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KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry Muffasar Atta Malik, while appreciating FBR’s recent move to extend the Amnesty Scheme for a period of one month, said, “This was widely being demanded by the Business and Industrial community and we are grateful to the decision makers for paying heed to KCCI’s request and accordingly taking sensible decision which is ... Read More »