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ICCI urged investors to take benefits from construction package

ISLAMABAD: President of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Muhammad Ahmed Waheed said that the government has announced a number of incentives to boost construction industry, which would help in moving wheel of economy and to accelerate economic activities in the country. He expressed these views at the occasion of Retailer’s Day and also congratulated the President of Federation ... Read More »

Siraj Teli welcomes federal govt.’s resolve to clean-up Karachi

KARACHI: Chairman Businessmen Group (BMG) & Former President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Siraj Kassam Teli, while warmly welcoming federal government’s resolve to cleanup Karachi, stated that the business & industrial community highly appreciates Prime Minister Imran Khan’s move to engage National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Frontier Work Organization (FWO) in the cleanup operation in Karachi which ... Read More »

Govt should treat traders as partner: LCCI

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh said the government should treat the traders as a partner to achieve the desired economic goals. He expressed these views while talking to delegations of traders from different markets of the city. Senior Vice President Ali Hussam Asghar and Vice President Mian Zahid Jawaid Ahmad were present on ... Read More »

Businesses to remain open in Islamabad before Eid

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration has allowed businesses in the federal capital to remain open before Eid-ul-Azha. Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) President Muhammad Ahmed Waheed on Thursday appreciated Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat and ICT Administration for allowing businesses to remain open before Eid-ul-Azha. He said that the ICT Administration respected the demands of the business ... Read More »

Govt asked to reduce customs duty, income tax on local gas

LAHORE: The government should bring down income tax on local gas from 4pc to 2pc; reduce general sales tax from 17pc to 10pc; decrease customs duty on CNG kits & cylinders, and abolish 5pc duty on RLNG import. The All Pakistan Compressed Natural Gas Association (APCNGA) has urged the government to rescue the CNG sector, which is currently faced with ... Read More »

LCCI opposes businesses closure, suggests safety steps

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Monday urged the government to implement safety measures instead of shutting down businesses before Eid-ul-Azha. LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Senior Vice President Ali Hussam Asghar and Vice President Mian Zahid Jawaid Ahmad made the demand while talking to a delegation of traders from different markets here at the Lahore Chamber. ... Read More »

Traders demand withdrawal of SOPs at Torkham border

PESHAWAR: The Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has demanded the government to withdraw standard operating procedures at the Torkham border, besides removing hurdles in the way of Pak-Afghan mutual and transit trade. The demands were made by SCCI Senior Vice President Shahid Hussain during a meeting with Transit Trade (Karachi) Director-General Raza Ahmad Khan at the Model Customs House, ... Read More »

FPCCI opposes withdrawal of power subsidy as move to hit 18m consumers

ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry president Mian Anjum Nisar has opposed the government’s move of power subsidies’ withdrawal just for the revival of the stalled IMF programme, demanding rather substantial reduction in energy rates in line with the drastic fall in international oil prices. FPCCI President said that the change in subsidies regime, amid increasing ... Read More »

KCCI urges to shun all conspiracies, move FPCCI’s HO to Islamabad

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan has said that as Federation of Chambers of Commerce in all the countries including India and Turkey are based in their capital cities hence, it is better to shift Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) to the capital city of Islamabad, therefore all the ... Read More »

FBR asked not to force companies to submit data again and again

ISLAMABAD: The auto and auto parts manufacturers have asked the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) not to force companies to submit their data again and again as it will only hurt ease of doing business in the country. This was suggested by Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (Pama) and Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (Paapam) in separate letters ... Read More »

RCCI urges govt to address cottage industry issues

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has urged the government of Pakistan to address the grievances of cottage industry amid Covid-19 and smart lock-down. RCCI President Saboor Malik in a statement said that due to lockdown, smart lockdown and complete lockdown on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) the business of cottage industry, Small industry and Retailer Furniture has ... Read More »

RCCI donates Oxygen cylinders to RIU

RAWALPINDI: A delegation of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) visited Rawalpindi Institute of Urology (RIU) and called on  MS RIU Dr. Khalid Randhawa. The delegation included Chamber President Saboor Malik, Group Leader Sohail Altaf, Former President Najam Rehan and Senior Vice President Nosherwan Khalil Khan. Dr. Khalid Randhawa gave a short briefing to the delegation on the Corona ... Read More »

PM urged to order SSGC to immediately withdraw gas load shedding plan

KARACHI: Chairman Businessmen Group (BMG) & Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli and President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan, while totally rejecting SSGC’s load shedding schedule for Industrial Consumers and CNG Stations, stated that this unjust and anti-business move would completely destroy the industries who are already going through the toughest time and questing ... Read More »

RCCI delegation attends Islamic relics expo at Centaurus Mall

RAWALPINDI: A delegation from Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) visited Centaurus Mall to view Islamic relics on display here on Thursday. The relics includes Ghilaf e al-Kaaba, Parda Babul Kaaba, key to the Kaaba along with other relics associated with the history of Islam. The exhibition will conclude on July 15. The delegation, led by its president Saboor ... Read More »

RCCI virtual Rawal Expo

RAWALPINDI: A delegation of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) called on Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Measures Asad Umar yesterday. The delegation comprised of President Saboor Malik,  group leader and former president Sohail Altaf, Senior Vice President Nosherwan Khalil, Vice President Hamza Sarosh, Chairman Expo Rawal Expo Nasir Mirza and Chairman Regional Trade Khurshid Berlas. The ... Read More »

KCCI urges govt. to end KE’s monopoly

KARACHI: Chairman Businessmen Group (BMG) & Former President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Siraj Kassam Teli, while strongly criticizing K-Electric over excessive load shedding and its failure to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply since 2005 when KESC was privatized, stated that as KE’s agreement is going to expire in 2023, the next agreement has to be prudently drafted in ... Read More »

PSX to set-up fund to support the attack affectees

KARACHI: The Board of Directors (BoD) of Pakistan Stock Exchange announced that PSX will set up a fund to financially assist families of the martyred security personnel and those who were injured defending the National Stock Exchange on Monday 29th June. The board condemned this dastardly and cowardly attack in the strongest possible terms. This was an attack which targeted ... Read More »

Sindh govt urged to revoke extension in lockdown, allow all businesses to operate at full capacity

KARACHI: Chairman Businessmen Group (BMG) Siraj Kassam Teli and President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan, while strongly rejecting the extension in lockdown up to July 15, urged the Sindh Government to immediately revoke the relevant notification and allow all types of businesses to operate at full capacity which is the only way to save ... Read More »

RCCI inks MOU for plasma donation

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) and Eilya Care Foundation Pakistan inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a liaison between the plasma donation organization and the patient aiming to provide service to the business community associated with Rawalpindi chamber during COVID-19. Dr. Nadia Raza, CEO Eilya Care Foundation Pakistan and Saboor Malik, President, RCCI signed ... Read More »

RCCI felicitates Iftikhar Malik on assuming charge as president SAARC Chamber

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) President Saboor Malik and group leader Sohail Altaf  has felicitated Iftikhar Ali Malik on assuming charge as the President of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. During a visit to the FPCCI building in Islamabad, President Saboor Malik and group leader Sohail Altaf presented a bouquet to Iftikhar Ali Malik. On ... Read More »