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Business Community of Pakistan-Afghanistan are each other’s Ambassadors in the region: Zubair Motiwala

Business, English
Karachi, August 30, 2022 (PPI-OT):PAJCCI kicked off 10th Focus Group Discussion on “full realization of bilateral trade Potential” at Islamabad. The meeting was attended by large number of business community members from Pakistan and Afghanistan, government officials from Transit Trade, Customs, FBR, Ministry of Commerce, NLC, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representatives of trade associations and media. The core objective was removing trade barriers, deliberating and recommending measures to realize trade potential between the two countries, identifying ways and means to develop sustainable policy framework for long term bilateral and transit trade using each other’s capability and resources, capitalizing on the strengths of private stakeholders, B2B connectivity, setting up of border baza...

Government must facilitate businesses to reap opportunities in Afghanistan and CARs: PAJCCI

Business, English
Karachi, August 25, 2022 (PPI-OT):PAJCCI’s stakeholders meeting focussed on regional business connectivity at Faisalabad was attended by business community along with women members, TDAP officials and PAJCCI senior management. Nighat Shahid; President Faisalabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry apprised the forum about her recent visit to Azerbaijan; highlighting the huge business potential. She said that business with CAR states has high yield potential for Pakistani products however transportation cost is too high due to transit barriers between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Currently businesses are using land route via Iran however Afghan route is much closer and efficient. Durreshahwar, women wing PAJCCI appreciated the relentless efforts of businesswomen despite trade barriers...

Resolving economic challenges requires proactive and pragmatic approach: Zubair Motiwala

Business, English
Karachi, August 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):Zubair Motiwala; Chairman PAJCCI speaking at Focus Group Discussion arranged by Center for Research and Security Studies in collaboration with PAJCCI said “to achieve the trade potential and produce tangible results we need to use proactive and pragmatic approach towards ongoing economic challenges especially in the context of PAK-AFG trade quantum and relationship”. Governments have their own priorities and it takes time for them to take initiatives, private entities (B2B) must be agile in connecting with their neighbourly trade partners especially in Afghanistan. Presently Pakistan needs coal for meeting energy needs and private importers took initiative to bring coal from Afghanistan; serving the needs of both the countries. Pakistani commodities and co...

Mutual trust and respect are key to realizing true potential of trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan: Chairman PAJCCI

Business, English
Karachi, July 25, 2022 (PPI-OT):PAJCCI held stakeholders meeting in Swat attended by PAJCCI executive members, Afghan delegation, senior members of Swat, Mardan and Kurram Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Muhammad Naseer DG and Noman Bashir Director of TDAP, Dr. Hassan Dawood; CEO KPBOIT, Regional heads of National Bank and Habib Bank Limited, various local trading bodies and media. Zia Sarhadi; VP PAJCCI chaired the session and informed the forum about continuous efforts of PAJCCI and its Chairman, Zubair Motiwala and Co-Chairman, Khan Jan Alokozai; both of them have not only provided insights to the government officials but have been instrumental in raising voice of business community to the level of respective premiers. Secretary General PAJCCI; Faiza, informed the forum that PAJCCI a...

Trade before Politics is need of the hour: PAJCCI delegation unanimously resolved at Torkham

Business, English
Karachi, July 22, 2022 (PPI-OT):PAJCCI’s delegation arrived at Torkham on Thursday 21 July, 2022 to have joint public-private meeting and subsequent B2B meeting at Swat. The meeting was attended by PAJCCI executive body, Afghan delegation, business community and government officials from NLC, Pakistan Customs, Pakistan Army (FC), Ministry of Commerce, FIA, TDAP, Habib Bank and National Bank. Zia Sarhadi; VP PAJCCI chaired the session along with Amanat Khan; Deputy Collector, Pakistan Customs. He apprised the forum about continuous efforts of PAJCCI and its Chairman, Zubair Motiwala and Co-Chairman, Khan Jan Alokozai; both of them have not only provided insights to the government officials but have been instrumental in raising voice of business community to the level of respective premiers....

Frequent exchange of B2B delegations is road to economic success for Pakistan and Afghanistan: Arrival of PAJCCI delegation at Torkham today

Business, English
Karachi, July 21, 2022 (PPI-OT):Afghan business community delegation led by Khan Jan Alokozai; Co-Chairman PAJCCI was received by Zia Sarhadi; VP PAJCCI and other members at Torkham border crossing. The delegation comprises of PAJCCI members, senior business leaders of Nangarhar and Kunar Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Earlier in July, Afghan delegation from Spin Boldak and Kandahar Chamber had attended meeting at Chaman along with various businessmen and government officials arranged by PAJCCI. Zubair Motiwala; Chairman PAJCCI welcomed the delegation and remarked that continued communication in form of meetings and delegations is a sign of bilateral trust and realizing each other’s potential in strengthening socio-economic relationship between the two countries. He appreciated the effo...