LAHORE: A high level powerful 100 members delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) comprising business tycoons and investors will visit Tajikistan to explore the investment avenues in different sectors.Leader of the delegation FPCCI Chief Senator Haji Ghulam Ali told APP here on Friday that the visit is aimed at exploring business opportunities in Tajikistan and to inform businessmen of the republic about vast scope of investments and openings in Pakistan besides enhancing people-to-people contact and cement ties.It was disclosed today during his meeting with the Ambassador Republic of Tajikistan Dr.Zubaydullo N.Zubaydov. Senator Haji Adeel, VP FPCCI Akbar Khan, Chairman Coordination Raza Khan and Chairman Media Malik Sohail Hussain were also present.Ghulam Ali said that importance of trade and commerce has skyrocketed and no nation can ignore it.
He said visit to Kazakhstan with a delegation led by Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gillani is scheduled in the beginning of May,next.On the occasion, the Ambassador said that we have 2000 MW of surplus power to help our elder brother Pakistan overcome shortfall.He said that all Pakistani businessmen are getting visa in two day due to simplified procedure. Zubaydov said that we are looking forward to get benefit from know-how of Pakistani experts to boost our economy.We are exporting aluminium, coal and dry fruits to Pakistan and importing a lot but some lobbies are conspiring by giving impression that both countries have no trade, diplomat observed.On this occasion Malik Sohail said that APTTA will help increase bilateral trade between the two countries. He said that we are ready to facilitate Tajik businessmen and government will provide easy access to its ports which will benefit Tajikistan.Lead business leaders Tariq Sayeed and Iftikhar Ali Malik are playing their role to bring people and business community of the two countries together, said Sohail.They realised considerable potential for expansion of trade and want strengthening of bilateral relations with every passing day. APP