KCCI goes to Washington


Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) high-level delegation has proceeded to USA, headed by President Mian Abrar Ahmad.
“We want Pakistanis living in USA to lobby for Pakistan, to get trade access to US markets, by encouraging US decision makers at the highest level to have a Free Trade Agreement between USA and Pakistan.”
KCCI President Mian Abrar Ahmad made these remarks, while speaking at the “Meet-&-Greet” arranged at a local restaurant by the host committee in Houston Texas. Office Bearers of the Houston-Karachi Sister City Association (HKSCA), the host of KCCI delegation in Houston Texas, received the business mission at the airport. They included HKSCA President Muhammad Saeed Sheikh, Coordinator for Delegation Matloob Khan and other members of the host committee.
Mian Abrar Ahmad is being accompanied by KCCI’s Members of Managing Committee, including Chairman of Diplomatic Affairs Sub-Committee Asif Nisar; Chairman of Health, Education and CSR Sub-Committee Chaudhary Ansar Jawed; Chairman Trade Development of Exports & Halal Food Sheikh Muhammad Tehseen; Chairman banking and Insurance Sub-Committee Azhar Wasim Puri; Chairman of WTO, Intellectual Property Right Sub-Committee Naeem Ahmed; and Senior Vice Chairman of Fairs, Exhibitions and Trade Delegation Sub-Committee Rizwan Abdul Razzak Diwan.
HKSCA President Muhammad Saeed Sheikh welcomed the delegation to Houston, and said that a productive schedule has been chalked out for the delegation, which will culminate on the last day Wednesday May 15th with the historic signing by the three entities of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by KCCI, HKSCA, and the most prestigious social, economic, and commerce body the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP). This MoU will become the platform on which solid business and trade relations will be established between the two vital economies of the world, namely Houston and Karachi.
Sheikh exclaimed: “Better bi-lateral trade relations between Karachi & Houston are in fact in the national interest of USA, during these hard economic times.”
Notable personalities of the Houston Community are part of the Host Committee of the delegation, including Matloob Khan, Mariam Issa, Rafique Jangdah, Zaki Mirza, Zafar Khan, Abdur Rauf Khan, and ILyas Choudry. Also present on the occasion were Commercial Attaché of Government of Pakistan in Houston Syed Fawad Shah; Members Board of Directors of HKSCA famous CPA Haroon Shaikh, Legal Counsel Attorney Syed Neiyyar Izfar, former President of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce USA Pervez Khan Swati, and Executive Director of the Hashoo Foundation USA Mrs. Cristal Montanez Baylor.