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Establishment of Tri-Lateral Chamber of Commerce discussed: Motiwala

Karachi, December 05, 2012 (PPI-OT): The mutual need to have stabilized “Afghanistan” especially in form of trading and economic partner was discussed in a called on meeting between H.E. Mr. Murat M. Onart, Consul General of Turkey in Karachi, Pakistan, and Muhammad Zubair Motiwala, President PAJCCI and Chairman Sindh Board of Investment.

The President of PAJCCI elaborated on the background of establishment of this unique Chamber and objectives of this entity to facilitate bi-lateral trade between the two nations and to pave ways for peace process in the region. He also shed light on impediments faced by the business communities across the border that are significantly affecting the economies of both the countries.

He also voiced the concerns that it is vital for this Chamber to receive support and feedback from all esteemed entities like Turkish Consulate in order to strengthen the regional block. Mr. Motiwala also elaborated upon the recent hi-level Trade Delegation of Pakistani business entities to Afghanistan and highlighted opportunities available for doing business and trading in Afghanistan.

President PAJCCI identified from Consul General regarding the possibility of joint co-operation between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkey, whereby Turkey is also an instrumental trading partner with both Pakistan and Afghanistan and also a significant access route towards CIS countries.

In response to that, H.E. Mr. Murat established that creation of a triangular arrangement between the three countries for strengthening the trade relations will be the ulterior goal. He further communicated the keen interest shown by Turkish Ambassador, H.E. M. Babur Hizlan, in the progress of PAJCCI and believed that a tripartite arrangement in form of joint chamber between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkey will be greatly welcomed.

President PAJCCI and Chairman Sindh Board of Investment also extended invitation to Turkish Ambassador and Consul General for an upcoming board meeting of PAJCCI in Islamabad in January 2013 to further discuss this opportunity in the presence of Afghan counterparts so that future strategies may be devised in this context.

On the occasion, Haroon Agar (President KCCI), A. Q. Khalil (Director), Talat Mahmood (Director), and Ms. Faiza Nasir (Secretary General, PAJCCI) were also present.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9920 4423

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