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Efforts being taken to improve trade relations between Pakistan, Afghanistan: Motiwala

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Islamabad, January 03, 2013 (PPI-OT): Chairman Sindh Board of Investment (SBI) and President Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industries (PAJCCI) Mohammad Zubair Motiwala has said that all possible efforts are being taken to enhance bilateral trade relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. This he said while presiding over 4th Board meeting of Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industries (PAJCCI) here at local hotel.

He said that trade survey and conference and joint chambers / Alliances/ Induction of other Chamber were in pipe line to improve functioning of PAJCCI, beside this development of a trade Directory and development of Trading Houses, display centre and special committees would be established.

Mr. Motiwala expressed his satisfaction over the performance of PAJCCI and said that the economic survey was the first step towards the constructive engagement between business communities of both countries and the report briefly captured trends in bilateral trade as well as recent developments in the post- APTTA agreement.

He added, ‘Fifty four face to face in-depth interviews were conducted in 6 cities of both countries and the report will provide credible foundations for under taking an advocacy agenda to promote bilateral trade while addressing the concerns of the trading communities of Pakistan and Afghanistan’.

He admitted that PAJCCI had faced many challenges but things were getting better gradually and formal bilateral trade relations were on rise between both countries. On this occasion Khan Jan Alokozai, Co-President PAJCCI, Engr. Daroo Khan Achakzai, Mohammad Yonass and Haji Atiqullah Mominzada, Vice Presidents PAJCCI, Directors PAJCCI, Secretary General PAJCCI Ms. Faiza, Moin M. Fudda, Country Director were also present.

For more information, Contact:
Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chamber Of Commerce and Industry
Tel No: 021-99218024-7,
Fax: 021-99218028,


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