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 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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MoU inks between SCCI, SEED Programme for building sustainable business climate September 16, 2021

  • 16 September 2021

PESHAWAR: The Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) Programme, funded by UK-Aid have joined hands to launch the second phase of ‘KP Business Voice Survey’. In this regard, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by SCCI president Sherbaz Bilour and SEED Team Leader Hasaan Khawar during a ceremony held here at the chamber house on Thursday. The agreement reaffirms the long standing partnership between the two agencies and sought to leverage each agency’s comparative advantage to support high-quality and sustainable development outcomes through effective and accountable efforts. The launching event was attended by professionals belonging to the business community, academia and development sector. According to the details, the KP Business Voice Survey is aimed at sorting out problems and issues of the business community and give a viable roadmap for their amicable resolution. The participants expressed hope that the survey designated and dedicated for the KP province will benefit both the federal and provincial governments as well as other stakeholders in gauging the investment and building of sustainable business climate within this region. Though KP Business Voice, SEED, in partnership with SCCI, is steering to bring out the economic trends in the province and facilitates a better appreciation of the mobilization of resources and their allocation in the provincial budgets, the speakers said. The participants expressed optimism that the survey would shed light on the crucial gap between the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the business community to resolve issues on a fast track basis. Sherbaz Bilour while speaking on the occasion termed that KP Business Voice Survey a major step toward creating a sustainable business environment by addressing the key issues of businessmen through taking up them with relevant provincial authorities. On the occasion, the SEED Team leader Hassan Khawar highlighted the significance of KP Business Voice Survey in early mitigating sufferings and problems of the business community. The SEED official added that this is vitally important in providing evidence to help governments to understand how inflation, cost of energy, infrastructural challenges are affecting the current business environment.

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Visit of Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Senator Shibli Faraz

  • 30 August 2021

Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Senator Shibli Faraz addressing during a meeting chaired by Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Sherbaz Ilyas Ghazanfar Bilour here at the chamber house. Leader Businessman Forum, Senator Ilyas Ahmad Bilour, former president FPCCI Ghazanfar Bilour, former presidents, executive members and others were present on the occasion

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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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