Lahore, Karachi chambers join hands for trade promotion

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) have decided to make joint efforts to promote trade, industry and economic activities in the country.

This agreement was reached during a meeting between LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah and KCCI President Shariq Vohra. LCCI Senior Vice President Nasir Hameed Khan, Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry, along with executive committee members Haji Asif Sehar, Ali Afzal, Saleem Asghar Bhatti and Malik Riaz Iqbal, were also present on the occasion.

It was also agreed that both chambers would keep an eye on the trade and investment opportunities and ensure timely exchange of delegations so as to share their trade and economic research work.

They would also work together to settle issues with the Federal Board of Revenue, besides chalking out ways to ensure their representation in economic policies at all levels.

In addition, LCCI would take the Karachi chamber on board regarding the business and investment conference in Gwadar City, scheduled to be held in the last week of January or first week of February.

Speaking on the occasion, LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah said collaboration between the two chambers would go a long way and help business communities of the two mega cities in finding new destinations for trade and investment.

He also highlighted the ongoing economic challenges and stressed the need for collective approach to bring the country out of these problems. Both chambers have their own strengths and the joining of hands by the two institutions would bring positive change on the economic front, he added.

The LCCI president urged the business communities of Lahore and Karachi to pay attention towards branding and innovative approach, which holds the key to success for businesses that want to go global.

Meanwhile, KCCI President Shariq Vohra said that the harmony between the LCCI and KCCI would give further boost to the inter-chamber interaction, adding that Karachi was the hub of quality products and offered matchless opportunities to both local and foreign investors.

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