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Siraj Kassam Teli to inaugurate India Expo 2012

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Karachi, December 20, 2012 (PPI-OT): Siraj Kassam Teli, Chairman Businessmen Group to inaugurate India Expo 2012 KCCI’s 3rd business event in a row with Indian counterparts in Dec 2012: Haroon Agar Indo-Pak bilateral trade expected to rise $ 6 Billion: President FIEO Rafeeque Ahmed

Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s President Muhammad Haroon Agar has articulated that KCCI as the leading and largest Chamber of Pakistan and Sub-continent, as usual took lead in organizing multiproduct single country exhibition of India namely “India Expo 2012” in collaboration with Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) from 21~23 December 2012 at Expo Centre Karachi. Haroon Agar informed that Indian Business Delegation headed by Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) President Rafeeque Ahmed Mecca is arriving Karachi today.

Siraj Kassam Teli, Chairman Businessmen Group and former President KCCI will inaugurate India Expo 2012 tomorrow 21st December 2012, he informed. He stated that members of KCCI and the business community of Karachi can avail the opportunity to visit India Expo for B2B meetings. He stated that this was third event in a row being organized by KCCI with its Indian counterparts in this month of December.

According to KCCI Press Release, Rafeeque Ahmed, President of Federation of Indian Export Organisations who is leading a 65 member Indian delegation to Karachi has stated, “With the likely grant of MFN status by Pakistan and phasing out of negative list from 1209 items in near future, market of Pakistan will open and bilateral between India and Pakistan is expected to rise to USD 6 billion in next three years from present level of USD 2 billion.

President FIEO informed that to take trade forward, FIEO in association with Karachi chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) is organizing India Expo from December 21-23 at Karachi Expo Centre which will provide a platform to businessmen of two sides to explore business opportunities.

He informed that during the India Expo, Indian companies shall be exhibiting their goods from diverse sectors like Diesel Engine, Generators, Auto Parts, Hand Tools, roofing Sheets, Solar Energy and Electrical Products, Plants and Equipments for Industrial Gases, Textile, Fashion Jewellery, Footwear etc, Agro, Spices, Dairy and Food Products, Leather Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Stationery, PVC Flex Banners, Holograms etc. He was hopeful that Pakistani businessmen would take advantage of this expo and have good business dialogue with their Indian counterparts.

Ajay Sahai, Director General and CEO of FIEO informed that with the relaxation of visa regime we expect to have frequent exchange of visits from both sides which will further boost bilateral ties. A two member advance team from FIEO comprising Sunil Agnihotri, Jt Dy Director General and Prashant Seth, Dy Director has already arrived in Karachi to ensure the arrangements for the success of the event.

For more information, contact:
M. Shafiq Baig
Public Relations Officer
Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)
Aiwan-e-Tijarat Road,
Shahrah-e-Liaquat, Karachi-74000
Tel: +9221 9921 8001 -09
Fax: +9221 9921 8010


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