Business community playing major role in strengthening Pak-US ties: FPCCI Chief

Monday, March 24th, 2014 4:44:52 by

KARACHI: President FPCCI, Zakaria Usman on Monday called for centralization of private sector's efforts for strengthening of Pakistan's economic ties with other countries under FPCCI instead of running parallel trade bodies with different titles. He said that a joint business council or joint chamber of commerce is normally established by the national chambers of two countries. However, he regretted, some JBCs and JCCIs in Pakistan either in collaboration with local chambers or being run individually under the patronage of embassies instead of FPCCI. FPCCI President was speaking at a meeting with United States' Consul General Michael Dodman who called on him at the Federation House, said a FPCCI press release. He said that Pakistan-US business council of FPCCI has been playing a vital role in facilitating its members across Pakistan. He said that the partnership between Pakistan and United States is broad-based, strategic and long-term. Both the countries enjoy cordial diplomatic and economic relations. Zakaria Usman maintained that the business community is playing a major role in strengthening Pakistan-America bilateral commercial relations. The businessmen may be given a separate status in processing visa. The USA visa process is sophisticated for new entrepreneurs which discourage them to apply for visa.FPCCI said…
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