ISLAMABAD Jan 16 (TNS): A Memorandum of Association (MOU) has been signed between Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) and Pakistan Iran Joint Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PIJCCI) for enhancing the trilateral economic and social ties across the border.
The signing ceremony was conducted in presence of executive members from both the chambers and was executed by Junaid Makda – President PAJCCI, Ijaz ul Haq – Patron-in-Chief PIJCCI and Wali Muhammad, President PIJCCI.
While addressing the signing ceremony, Member Assembly and Patron PIJCCI stated that economic development objectives can only be achieved through trade cooperation in the region Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan are close neighboring countries, hence can take ample advantages through the untapped opportunities across the border and this cooperation between Joint chambers can play vital role in creating new business and employment opportunities.
Junaid Makda, President PAJCCI hailed this initiative and reiterated the manifesto of Chairman PAJCCI, Zubair Motiwala that for progressive ties we should segregate politics from economics. Makda further stated that we should forget our differences and focus on promoting mutual commerce based objectives and should make positive strategies that ultimately provides relief to the business community. He urged all the chambers and business community to work in collaboration for stabilizing the economic indicators leading to peace and prosperity across the region.
At this auspicious occasion, it was decided to form a joint coordination committee between both the chambers comprising of 3 members each along with secretaries of the respective chamber which will suggest and work for the betterment of trade and implement the effective strategies for regional integration. It was also agreed upon to organize an exhibition for the business community of three countries. Additionally, it was decided to hold the next meeting of the committee in Peshawar followed by Quetta to cover stakeholders across the country.
Chairman PAJCCI, Zubair Motiwala expressed his gratification and extended the invite to all other chambers and trade bodies to enter the same fold for nourishing collaborative efforts for the overall benefit of the country.
At the event, Daroo Khan, Faiz Muhammad, Imtiaz Ahmed, Zia Sarhadi, Faiza, Azra Jamshed, Khursheed Barlas, Shireen Arshad and other designated persons were also present.