The Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has established a Flood relief fund for rehabilitation of the flood-affected people and appealed to the well-off people to give donations in the fund.The decision was formally announced during a meeting of the SCCI’s executive committee, chaired by president of the chamber Hasnain Khurshid Ahmad here on Wednesday. SCCI senior vice president Imran Khan Mohmand, vice president Javed Akhtar, former FPCCI president Ghazanfar Bilour, former presidents Malik Niaz Ahmad, Faiz Muhammad Faizi and Sherbaz Bilour, ex-senior vice president Shahid Hussain, former vice president Abidullah Yousafzai, executive members Muhammad Tariq, Ejaz Khan Afridi, Fazal Muqeem, Pervaiz Khan Khattak, Waqar Ahmad, Muhammad Arshad Siddique, Ghulam Hussain, Naeem Qasmi, Muhammad Aurangzeb, Ahmad Mustafa, Zahoor Khan and Saddar Gul were present during the meeting.
Business community in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa blamed the present cumbersome procedures and documentation process as the main hurdle to broadening the existing 'tax-base' and urged the government to simplify the taxation system. It is dire need of hour of reforming and simplifying the taxation system with the consultation of real stakeholders, says Zahiullah Shinwari, former president Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry while responding to a question of an officer of 31st senior management course, National Institute of Management, Islamabad during a meeting here at Chamber’s house that was chaired by acting president Imran Khan Mohmand here on Wednesday.Shinwari said the present complicated taxation system was the main obstacle in widening the existing tax-base. He called for simplifying the taxation system and adopting traders-friendly policies.To another query relating to Pak-Afghan Bilateral Trade, ex-president of the SCCI said declining trend in mutual trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan began since singing of the Afghan Transit Trade Agreement (ATTA) in earlier 2010, which had made without making proper consultation with business community of both side the border, consequently, Pak-Afghan bilateral trade volume dropped exponentially, which is currently stood at approximately less than 400 to 500 million dollars from previously 2.5billion dollars. Similarly, he expressed serious apprehensions over sluggish progress on the preferential trade agreement (PTA) and free trade agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Afghanistan. On the other hand, he added, the sufficient measures didn’t take place to improve infrastructure to accelerate trade between the two neighboruing countries. A 14 member delegation of 31st Senior Management Course, NIM Islamabad was spearheaded by Directors Staff NIM Islamabad Samreen Zahara and Seemi A Khan. Javed Akhtar, vice president of the chamber, Malik Niaz Ahmad, Faiz Muhammad Faizi and Sherbaz Bilour, former presidents of the SCCI, former vice president Abdul Jalil Jan, executive members Ghulam Hussain, Naeem Qasmi, Waqar Ahmad, Zahoor Khan, Muhammad Aurangzeb, Mubjeebur Rehman and Aftab Iqbal, Fazle Wahid, Ihsanullah, Shamsur Rehman, Senior management/Officers of Daud Sons Armory Peshawar, traders’ leaders,
Business community in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa asked the government to take pragmatic steps to revive sick and non-operational industrial units to boost up industrialization and create more job opportunities in the province. Traders demanded the State Bank of Pakistan to issue instructions to commercial banks to facilitate them and enhance the ratio of lending in the province like other parts of the country. The traders made these demands during a meeting chaired by acting president of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Imran Khan Mohmand on occasion of a visit of the delegation of officers of 3rd Senior Management Course, Kashmir Institute of Management (KIM), Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu & Kashmir here the chamber’s house on Friday. Javed Akhtar, vice president of the chamber, Zahindullah Shinwari, Faiz Muhammad Faizi, SCCI’s former presidents, Directing General KIM, Muzaffarabad Brig (Retd) Syed Akhtar Hussain Shah, Senior Directing Staff, Brig (Retd) Muhammad Irfan, Additional Secretary Industries, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Umara Khan were keynote speakers on the occasion. Besides, members of the SCCI’s executive committee include Ghulam Hussain, Minhajuddin, Naeem Qasmi, Muhammad Tariq, Muhammad Aurangzeb and Abdul Hakim Shinwari, Fazal e Wahid, Ihsanullah, Shams Rahim and Fahad Amin, a large number traders, industrialist and exporters were present during the meeting.
PESHAWAR: Businessmen in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa underscored the need of adopting consistent economic policies and due consultation with them for sustainable economic growth, prosperity and development in the country. Traders emphasized that it is highly imperative that to make proper consultation with relevant stakeholders before formulation of policies put the country on a path of economic prosperity and progress. Members of the business community made these remarks during a meeting here at the chamber house on Monday. The meeting was chaired by acting president of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Imran Khan Mohmand during a visit of a delegation of officers belonging from various government departments, of the 31st Senior Management Course of National Institute Management (NIM) Lahore. The delegation was headed by NIM Lahore, Directing Staff, Dr Muhammad Farooq Adeel. Besides, the SCCI’s vice president Javed Akhtar, former presidents Zahidullah Shinwari, Faud Ishaq, Faiz Muhammad Faizi, ex-senior vice presidents Engr Manzoor Elahi, Ziaul Haq Sarhadi, ex-vice presidents Malik Niaz Awan, Abdul Jalil Jan, members of the chambr’s executive committee, Ghulam Hussain, Zahoor Khan, Naeem Qasmi, Muhammad Naeem Butt, Minhajuddin, Abdul Hakim Shinwari, Mujeebur Rehman, Shams Rahim, Fawad Amin, Rashid Iqbal Siddique, Ishtiaq Muhammad, a large number of traders, industrialists and exporters were present in the meeting. Zahidullah Shinwari on the occasion briefed the visiting senior officers through a multimedia presentation regarding SCCI’s functions, objectives, various projects and achievement comprehensively.