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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Visit of SACM Mr Ghazi Ghazan Jamal to SCCI

  • 22 October 2020

Sherbaz Ilyas Ghazanfar Bilour, president Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry highlights business community issues relating to property tax during the visit of Mr Syed Ghazi Ghazan Jamal at SCCI house. Former FPCCI president Ghazanfar Bilour, SCCI vice president Junaid Altaf, ex-presidents, members of executive committee and representatives of traders community were present on the occasion.

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Meeting with Ambassador of Belgium to Pakistan, Mr Philippe Bronchain

  • 14 October 2020

Sherbaz Ilyas Bilour, President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry in a meeting with Ambassador of Belgium to Pakistan, Mr Philippe Bronchain here at the chamber house. Former FPCCI president, Ghazanfar Bilour, the chamber SVP Engr Manzoor Elahi and VP Junaid Altaf, ex-presidents Haji Muhammad Afzal, Faiz Muhammad and Zulfiqar Ali Khan and other members were also present in the meeting.

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Annual General Body meeting

  • 01 October 2020

Senator Ilyas Ahmad Bilour, leader Businessman Forum, Sherbaz Bilour, the newly elected president and Engineer Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz, 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. Ghazanfar Bilour, former FPCCI president, 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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