President's Message

President's MessageIt’s a matter of great pleasure and satisfaction that SCCI is achieving its objective of serving and protecting rights of the business community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for its economic prosperity.

SCCI recently have successfully convinced Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and federal governments for provision of electricity to KP industries on wheeling charges, gas supply on priority to KP consumers under article-158 of the constitution, 24/7 opening of Torkham border, withdrawal of with-holding tax on filers and compensation package for losses due to Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Indeed, realization of constitutional rights will help usher into era of social and economic prosperity through utilization of abundant natural resources for industrial development for the ultimate benefit of its inhabitants and by attracting invaluable foreign investment.

SCCI while keeping its tradition alive is holding Investment Opportunities Conference (IOC) for drawing attention of investors for exploitation of sectors of tourism, hydel (micro/small hydel projects with 30,000 MW potential)/solar/wind energy, mineral (marble, granite, chromite, copper etc.), gemstones (emerald, topaz, tourmaline etc.), honey (20 kinds), agri-business (tobacco, tea, olive, veggies, fruits, dates, fresh/dry fruits, medicinal plants etc.), livestock (goats, sheep, calf, birds, ostrich, poultry, fishery etc.) etc. to overcome losses of business community incurred during war against terror, disasters, refugee influx and IDPs for the last 40-years.

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سرحد چیمبر کی ایگزیکٹو کمیٹی کا اجلاس

  • 11 November 2021

سرحد چیمبر آف کامرس اینڈ انڈسٹری کے صدر حسنین خورشید احمد ایگزیکٹو کمیٹی کے اجلاس کی صدارت کر رہے ہیں۔ اس موقع پر ایف پی سی سی آئی کے سابق صدر غضنفر بلور ٗ سرحد چیمبر کے سینئر نائب صدر عمران خان ٗ نائب صدر جاوید اختر ٗ سرحد چیمبر کے سابق صدر اور ایگزیکٹو کمیٹی کے رکن شیر باز الیاس غضنفر بلور ٗ سرحد چیمبر کے سابق صدر فیض محمدفیضی ٗ ایگزیکٹو کمیٹی کے اراکین محمد ارشد صدیقی ٗزرک خان ٗ نعیم قاسمی ٗ محمد وقار ٗمحمد اورنگزیب ٗ ظہور خان ٗ حاجی غلام حسین ٗ ایس منہاج الدین ٗملک محسن سجاد ٗ احمد مصطفی ٗ اعجاز خان آفریدی اورانڈسٹریلسٹ ایسوسی ایشن حیات آباد پشاورکے صدر ملک عمران اسحق ٗ سرحد چیمبر کے سینئر نائب صدور انجینئر منظور الٰہی ٗ انجینئر سعد خان زاہد ٗ سابق نائب صدور ملک نیاز محمد اعوان ٗ حارث مفتی ٗ جنید الطاف  اور ندیم رؤف ٗ صدر گل اور فیض رسول بھی موجود ہیں۔ 

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Press conference

  • 29 October 2021

Traders flay govt 'anti-business' policies, hike in PoL, electricity, gas prices PESHAWAR: Businessmen in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while describing increasing prices of electricity, gas and petroleum products, depreciation of Pakistani rupee against dollar, couple with additional burden of foreign debts as the present government sheer incompetence and reflection of inconsistency economic policies and asked to cut down levies on petrol commodities to provide relief of poverty-stricken people. Speaking at a news conference here at chamber house here on Friday, Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Hasnain Khurshid Ahmad said that the government has continuously made claims on putting the country’s economy in the right direction, but actually, it had brought on collapse during the last three years. The SCCI chief noted that neither improvement in the country’s exports were seen but the trade deficit has been further widened and brought the economy under severe stress after obtaining further loans from foreign monetary institutions. He criticized the country’s economy for being mortgaged with international financial institutions. Furthermore, he observed the revenue collection targets had not been made difficult but impossible. He said the selling of electricity and gas at high rates in the province, wherein production is surplus, tantamount to usurping constitutional rights of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Hasnain Khurshid asked the government to take back hike in electricity, gas and petrol prices forthwith. Otherwise, he warned the business community will compel on agitation. Brushing aside claims of improving Pakistan’s position in rank of Ease of Doing Business, the SCCI president said, according to rough estimates, the country's rank has been further down in EoDB instead of any upgrading. He said the increasing trade deficit, devaluation of Pakistan rupee against dollar, declining exports are a glaring example of the present government incompetence and flawed economic policies. Although, he said a nominal firmness in Pakistani rupee against dollar was seen after pledging financial aid by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. However, he said the fresh Saudi loans would further put burden on the national economy as this is aid not grant, which would be paid off with interest, which couldn’t be in the best interest of the country. Besides, SCCI Senior Vice President Imran Khan Mohmand, former FPCCI president Ghazanfar Bilour, former president Riaz Arshad, former vice presidents Abdul Jalil Jan, Haris Mufti,  executive members Fazal Muqeem Khan, Farhad Asfandyar, Ejaz Khan Afridi, Naeem Qasmi, Ghlum Bilal Javed, Sohail Javed, Amin Babar, a large number of traders, exporters and importers were present during the presser. Hasnain Khurshid blamed the increasing line losses of power distribution companies are behind the hike in power tariffs and expressed anguish over the DISCOs inefficiency to control over the line losses and improvement in power transmission system. He condemned the supply of natural gas to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on RLNG rates, wherein the gas is producing in surplus quantity. He demanded uninterrupted power and gas supply to industries, trading hubs and bazaars and markets.    The SCCI president slammed the FBR and its subordinate institutions along with bodies/organisations relating to trade, industries and commerce for harassment, black mailing and unfriendly attitude with the business community. He observed that flight of capitals has been increased after misbehaviour of the institutions with the community.   Hasnain Khurshid during the press conference complained Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has no spare time for meeting with the business community as the chamber has written several letters for this purpose during the last three years, but no response was yet to be given in this regard. He asked: “When the Chief Minister was not serious toward the resolution of the business community, how could the economy have flourished? He made it clear that if the government would not shun anti-business policies and not take back decisions of hike in electricity, gas and petrol prices, the business community will have no other option, but to launch a protest campaign. Sajjad Aziz, Secretary General, Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry 

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Visit of Minister for Maritime Affairs, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi

  • 07 October 2021

Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi addressing during a meeting chaired by Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Hasnain Khurshid Ahmed at the chamber house. SCCI senior vice President Imran Khan, vice President Javed Akhtar, former FPCCI President Ghazanfar Bilour, former Presidents Zahidullah Shinwari, Faiz Muhammad Faizi, former SCCI’s SVP Engineer Manzoor Elahi, Shahid Hussain, former VP Abdul Jalil Jan, Malik Niaz Awan, Junaid Altaf, members of the chamber’s executive committee Haji Ghulam Hussain, Syed Minhajuddin, Ejaz Khan Afridi, Naeem Qasmi, Waqar Ahmad, Zahoor Khan, Muhammad Aurangzeb, Fazal Muqeem, Ghulam Bilal Javed, Aftab Iqbal, Ihsanullah, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Shams ur Rahim, Sohail Javed, Faiz Rasool, Mazarul Haq and Saddar Gul and others were present on the occasion.

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ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING

  • 01 October 2021

Ghazanfar Bilour, leader Businessman Forum, Hasnain Khurshid Ahmed newly elected president and Sherbaz Bilour, the outgoing president of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry addressing the business community from the podium during the Annual General Body meeting of the SCCI. Former presidents, the newly elected and outgoing office bearers of the chamber sit on the stage during the meeting. 

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About Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

About Khyber PakhtunkhwaThe Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the northwest province of Pakistan. Its total population according to 1998 census is around 17.744 million with an average growth rate of 2.82 per cent. The economically active population ratio of the province is 19.40 per cent. The total area of the province is 74521 square kilometers excluding the tribal belt, which spreads over an area of 27220 square kilometers. There are 7 divisions, 24 districts, 59 tehsil / taluka, 7326 villages with 30 municipal committees, 13 town committees and 11 cantonments in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The tribal belt consists of 7 agencies with 42 tehsil, 2559 villages and 5 town committees. The 1998 census puts the total population of federally administered tribal area at 3.176 million. The unemployment rate of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is 26.80 per cent and if the figures of the tribal areas are taken into account, it may swell over to 30 to 35 percent. The literacy rate in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is 35.40 per cent and that of the tribal area is 17.40 per cent.

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