Pakistan names 15 members for Joint Business Council with India


The Pakistan government has nominated 15 members for the Pakistan-India Joint Business Council following a decision by the two countries to create the body to boost commerce and economic ties. Bashir Ali Muhammad, the chairman of Gul Ahmed Textiles, Lucky Cement CEO Muhammad Ali Tabba, Habib Bank President and CEO Nauman Dar, Iftikhar Ali Malik, the owner of the Guard Group of Companies, Farmers Associates president Muhammad Tariq Bucha and Pakistan-India Business Council chairman Noor Muhammad Kasuri are among the nominated members. A notification regarding the nominated members has been issued by the Commerce Ministry here in line with a decision made by the Commerce Ministers of India and Pakistan in April last year to set up the Joint Business Council, officials said. The Commerce Ministry will facilitate the first meeting of the Joint Business Council and the Foreign Ministry has been asked to arrange dates for the meet.