Pakistan’s role is vital in formation of Economic Cooperation Organization: Mian Muhammad Adrees

Karachi, November 26, 2015 (PPI-OT): 23rd ECO Day Celebration held in Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and inauguration of ECO CCI Secretariat by Mian Muhammad Adrees, President, ECO CCI. Celebration was started with the Flag hoisting of ECO CCI by Senior Vice President, Abdul Rahim Janoo. Mian Muhammad Adrees, President, ECO CCI inaugurated ECO CCI Secretariat in FPCCI, foundation stone was laid and said that this secretariat will be an important platform to plan trade and economic activities, generate ideas, identify bottlenecks and obviously the solution and monitor economic development in the ECO region.

He further said that Pakistan has a policy of closer and growing relations with the world in general and ECO countries in particular. The establishment of RCD (Regional Cooperation for Development) in 1964 was a step towards this end. He added that the renaming of RCD as ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization) in 1985 has institutionalized the traditional relations. Senior Vice President, Abdul Rahim Janoo stated that ECO will strengthen the prosperity among our ECO members. He added that these countries are or will be the center of socio-economic richness for the world.

Dr. Ayub Maher, Director General, R and D, FPCCI gave the detail presentation on ECO goals and strategies in global scenario. He elaborated the activities and responsibilities assigned to ECO Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is notable that the president ship and secretariat of ECO CCI has shifted to Pakistan for 3 years period. ECO CCI secretariat will organize executive committee / general assembly in the coming month of December in Turkey. Maher Alam Khan, Secretary General, ECO CCI stated about the executive committee and general assembly meetings of ECO CCI has been scheduled in Ankara, Turkey from December 21-23, 2015.

23rd ECO Day Celebration and inauguration was attended by the large number of Ambassadors, Foreign Missions, Council Generals and Members of ECO CCI National Committee (Pakistan) and Members of ECO CCI Working Group (Pakistan) including Senator Haseeb Khan, Khalid Tawab, Noor Ahmed Khan, Naveed Jan Baloch, Naheed Masood, Farooq Afzal, Siddique Sheikh, Sayem Hashmi, Salma Hamd, Capt. Haleem Siddiqui, Economic Advisor, ECO CCI Dr. Ayub Mehar. The attendees accompanied with Ikram Rajput, Vice President and Incharge Sindh Region of FPCCI and Vice Presidents of FPCCI including Waseem Vohra and Shahnawaz Ishtiaq.

For more information, contact:
M. A. Lodhi
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35873691, 93-94
Fax: +92-21-35874332