Finally a breath of fresh air in the AfPak region


Muhammad Zubair Motiwala, Chairman Sindh board of Investment and president PAJCCI said that the formation of Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) is a breath of fresh air for both the countries. Despite existing political upheavals and sensitive socio-cultural issues, the push for economic collaboration from business community across the border has always been explicit. This he said while holding a meeting at his office.
Muhammad Zubair Motiwala said that the economic platforms are eagerly rethinking their bilateral relationship and discussions are underway with respect to reviving the economic ties, curtailing smuggling and preventing flow of prohibited goods.
This pressing need was sensed by business representatives in both the countries and they mutually agreed to establish a cooperative body on a private initiative in order to bring the business communities of the two countries closer together. He said this dream was realized when Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established and its offices started functioning in February 2012. The entity is duly recognized and licensed by Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as well as Government of Pakistan. In its first board meeting held on March 13 th , 2012, Mr. Muhammad Zubair Motiwala was unanimously chosen as President and Mr. Khan Jan Alokozai as Co-President of the PAJCCI board. Mr. Motiwala expressed his belief that the existing trade volume of $3 billion can be enhanced to $6 billion in next three years with the active role of PAJCCI members.