PHD Chamber of Commerce to organize first Indian Expo at Islamabad in March 2016

Islamabad, December 19, 2015 (PPI-OT): Mr. Rupinder Singh Sachdva, Co-Chairman Punjab and Member Managing Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry along with a delegation to discuss the possibilities of cooperation for organizing a 4 days Indian Expo at Islamabad in the second week of March 2016. He said holding Indian Expos at Lahore was a regular features, however, it was for the first time that an Indian Expo would be held in Islamabad and desired that ICCI should fully cooperate to make this event successful.

He said Indian Government has allowed PHD Chamber to organize Expo in the federal capital of Pakistan and added that about 100 stalls of various Indian products including machinery and equipment, engineering goods, food products and others would be displayed in the said Expo. He said facilitating the frequent exchange of trade delegations and holding single country exhibitions was the best way to promote bilateral trade and economic relations between Pakistan and India. He assured to provide all possible support to Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry for organizing delegations and trade fairs in India.

Speaking at the occasion, Atif Ikram Sheikh, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that both governments have again started the process for normalization of relations which was a welcome sign for the business communities as they needed tension free environment to boost two-way trade. He said Pakistan and India being the largest economies of South Asia have huge potential to promote trade and sustained normal bilateral relations were the key to fully exploit available trade potential for mutual benefit of both countries.

He said lot of trade between Pakistan and India was taking place via Dubai and peaceful relations would help in promoting direct trade between the two countries. He highlighted that measures like improving trade infrastructure, enhancing transport connectivity, customs facilitation , increasing people to people contacts by easing bilateral visa regimes, improving telecommunication links, sharing information and organizing specialized trade fairs were the measures that would help in improving bilateral trade and economic relations between our two neighbourly countries.

He assured that ICCI would extend all possible cooperation to PHD Chamber of Commerce in organizing Indian Expo at Islamabad. He said many Indian products including industrial machinery, raw material for many finished products, steel furnaces and other could find good market in Pakistan and both government should facilitate entrepreneurs in promoting bilateral trade through normal channels.

For more information, contact:
Khalid Chaudhry
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)
Chamber House, Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat Road,
Mauve Area, G-8/1,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +9251 225 0526, 2253145, 8432676
Fax: +9251 225 2950