ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Trade Development Authority is organising the Pakistan Trade exhibition with the help of Pakistan-UAE business Forum in Dubai. Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Vice President Munnawar Mughal along with other businessmen called on Prime Minister’s Special Envoy in UAE.
Highlighting the importance of expanding the business to business interaction between the communities of both countries, Ambassador Javed said that there was huge potential for further enhancement. “Our business communities can play a vital role in this regard, particularly in exploring ways to expand our trade with the UAE and the Gulf region,” said Javed.
He pointed out that in view of the evolving dynamics of modern economies, countries are now adopting a “regional approach” towards trade, and as such he recommended that FPCCI may establish a dedicated body that focuses on the gulf region with a clear mandate to identify areas in which Pakistani exports can be further increased and trade upgraded.
Responding to a question about exporting manpower to the UAE and Gulf region, Ambassador Javed Malik said that the marketplace in UAE and Gulf region seeks skilled manpower that has the expertise and exposure to international environment.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 1st, 2014.
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Very good step. For trade promotion around the world, various Pakistani Chambers of Commerce from different cities, Sialkot, Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Faisalabad should work under one roof, Pakistan Chamber of International Commerce, and hold there trade shows around the world. I would love to attend such a Trade Show here in US, but I have never heard of any efforts from Pakistani authorities, taking any such action. There is huge potential, special in Auto Parts, Home Appliances, Marble Industry, even SMEs that manufacture small everyday household items, that are mainly supplied to 99 cents, Dollar Store franchises, selling items for 1 dollar, like kitchen items, toilet papers rolls, tooth brush, kids toys, to name a few. If anyone in charge of Trade in Pakistan is listening, please read this and take some action. Regards, A Pak-expat.