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Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Delegation calls on Acting High Commissioner Mohammad Imran Mirza

Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan to UK Mohammad Imran Mirza meeting with the delegation of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan to UK Mohammad Imran Mirza meeting with the delegation of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
London: 

A delegation from Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) led by Mr Khamis Saeed Butt, Executive Committee Member LCCI and proprietor of M/s Khamis Paper Cutting Centre, called on Mohammad Imran Mirza, Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan to the UK. The delegation comprised twenty-three Pakistani companies from Paper and Paperboard sector.

The delegates apprised the Acting High Commissioner of the huge potential for bilateral trade in this sector i.e. importing raw material/paper and exporting it back to the United Kingdom as a finished product. They termed their visit very productive.

Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan to UK Mohammad Imran Mirza meeting with the delegation of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mr Khamis Saeed Butt (second from left) presenting shield to Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan to UK Mohammad Imran Mirza.

The Acting High Commissioner appreciated the initiative of the paper companies to visit the UK and explore business opportunities here. He further added that the present Government was determined to create an investment orientated framework of economy to stimulate the private sector and increase exports from Pakistan. Mr Mirza emphasized that the Pakistani exporters should take full advantage of recently offered GSP+ status to Pakistan.

Pakistan-UK bilateral trade has increased from £1.6 billion in CY 2007 to £2.1 billion in CY 2012, an increase of 26% in five years whereas the mutually agreed target is £3 billion by 2015.

Minister Political, Dr. Israr Hussain, Counsellor Political, Mr. Khalid Majid and Trade Development Officer, Mr Adil Mukhtar were also present during the meeting.

List of the visiting representatives is as under:

  • Khamis Saeed Butt, M/s. Khamis paper Cutting Centre
  • Nadeem Wain, M/s. Irfan Papers
  • Qayyuum Raza, M/s. Samia Paper Mart
  • Amir Sheikh, M/s. Prince International Trade Corporation
  • Iftikhar Ahmad, M/s. Madnai Paper Mart
  • Ali Bokhari, M/s. Al-Safaat Engineering Services
  • Zahid Maqsood Butt, M/s. Z.M. Enterprises
  • Shabbir Bhatti, M/s. Bau Brothers
  • Abdul Butt, M/s. PaperPalace
  • Mansoor Ali, M/s. Maryam Papers
  • Fayyaz Qadri, M/s. Al-Fayyaz Traders
  • Safeer hayat Butt, M/s Safeer Hayat Enterprises
  • Kashif Goharm, M/s. Hamdard Kutab Khana
  • Zahoor Ahmed, M/s. Z.H Enterprises
  • Muhammad Rafiq, M/s. Supper Paper Mart
  • Khawaja Ilyas, M/s. Khawaja Paper Store
  • Sheikh Zahid Raza, M/s. Zahid Papers
  • Zeeshan Malik, M/s I.Z Traders
  • Abdul Razzaq, M/s Hassan Packages
  • Noor Afzal, M/s Mian Brothers
  • Muhammad Afzal, M/s. Afzal Packages
  • Athar Naseer Johry, M/s Johry Paper Mart

08 April 2014

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