UK Time: 10:51

PK Time: 14:51

“Enhancing Pakistan-UK bilateral trade paves way for economic development and prosperity. ”; High Commissioner, Dr. Mohammad Faisal

“UK desirous to further strengthen trade & investment ties with Pakistan.”; British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Pakistan Mr. James Daly MP

Pakistan’s High Commissioner in the UK, Dr. Mohammad Faisal has said that efforts are required to further enhance bilateral trade between Pakistan & UK that will resultantly pave way for economic development and prosperity. He was talking at a networking reception hosted for a delegation of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI), Pakistan – Britain Business Council (PBBC) at Pakistan High Commission London. The SCCI delegation, led by Mr. Ikram-ul-Haq, comprises of 10 prominent industrialists and manufactures that produce high quality products including leather goods, sportswear, surgical equipment and world-famous footballs, cricket bats & balls.

While welcoming the SCCI delegation, Dr. Mohammad Faisal said that Sialkot based industries have world-wide export reach for sports equipment and surgical instruments. These products have specific demand here in UK with NHS and the sports leagues. The networking meetings between Pakistani and British businessmen will deepen ties and create opportunities for mutual trade, the High Commissioner said.

British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Pakistan Mr. James Daly MP, who was the chief guest, expressed the desire to further strengthen Pak-UK trade ties. With particular reference to SCCI manufactured sports goods, he said that sports connects the people of Pakistan and Britain in a unique way.

Mr. Julian Hamilton Barns, Chairman Pakistan Britain Business Council (PBBC), stated that Pakistan is a safe place for investment. He said that he personally visited Pakistan more than 15 times and found the atmosphere & people very welcoming and secure. He emphasized upon the need to build a positive image of Pakistan through the potential that it offers in terms of trade & business.

Mr. Ikram-ul-Haq, leading the SCCI delegation, thanked the High Commissioner for hosting & facilitating the delegation. He said that Pakistan High Commission has played an important role in connecting the Pakistani and British entrepreneurs. SCCI intends to make long-lasting partnerships in UK and presents significant opportunities beneficial for local businesses, stated Mr. Ikram.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between SCCI and PBBC to promote Bilateral Trade & Investment, Business and Commerce.

The SCCI delegation is visiting UK for 7 days in which the delegation will hold business-to-business meetings in London and Manchester. Pakistan High Commission has facilitated their meetings with various UK based Chambers of Commerce, private businesses and ventures.

Published on : February 27, 2024

Last Update : February 29, 2024