Islamabad, March 07, 2014 (PPI-OT): The prestigious Diplomat Business Club launched its Pakistan Chapter at an impressive ceremony held under the leadership of its President, Ambassador Javed Malik at a top hotel in Islamabad. The high profile ceremony was graced by Federal Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastagir Khan, Special Assistant to Prime/ Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi, The Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, Mr Aizaz Chaudhary.
Ambassadors representing more than 30 countries were present along with distinguished Pakistani business leaders including Presidents of Islamabad and Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce as well as senior representatives of FPCCI and SAARC Chamber of Commerce.
A ten member multinational business delegation that is visiting Pakistan to explore business, trade and investment opportunities was also present on the occasion which included delegates from United Arab Emirates, Canada, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Portugal, and United States.
Speaking on the occasion Khurram Dastagir Khan, the Minister for Commerce welcomed the launch of Pakistan Chapter the Diplomat Business Club and congratulated Ambassador Javed Malik for taking this important step that would pave the way of promotion of positive business and trade relations between Pakistan and other countries.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs/ Minister of State Syed Tariq Fatemi also appreciated the formation of Diplomat Business Club’s Pakistan chapter in Islamabad. He expressed the confidence that this initiative led by Ambassador Javed Malik would open the doors for closer collaboration between businessmen and diplomats to explore further opportunities of mutual cooperation. He congratulated Ambassador Javed Malik for taking this initiative to bring the Diplomat Business Club to Pakistan, and proposed that it should be expanded in other major cities of Pakistan too.
In his keynote address, Ambassador Javed Malik, President of the Diplomat Business Club [Global] highlighted the significance of the trade and economic diplomacy in today’s world and said that “trade is the pivot around which bilateral relations between countries can truly flourish” and it was with this in mind that the Diplomat Business Club was formed some years back in the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.
The Club provides a platform for diplomats and business leaders to work together in the common pursuit of expanding business and trade relations between their countries and also creates networking opportunities for businessmen from different countries to collaborate with each other.
Ambassador Javed Malik paid rich tributes to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s vision for economic development for Pakistan, and said “Under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the government has a clear road map to make take Pakistan out of the challenges and put it on the road for progress and prosperity, and the world community appreciates the positive steps taken by the Prime Minister and his team.
The Diplomat Business Club Pakistan chapter will be led by its President, Ambassador Javed Malik who would be assisted by a Board of advisors comprising of diplomats and business leaders including Walid Mushtaq a Islamabad based businessman [nominated as Vice President] and Sheikh Kashif Shabbir, former President of Rawalpindi Chamber, and other distinguished business leaders and diplomats will also be announced soon by the President.
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