Pakistan has great potential for tourism development and business opportunities due to availability of magnificent tourism destinations: Zubair Ahmed Malik

Karachi, July 22, 2013 (PPI-OT): Pakistan has a great potential for tourism development and business opportunities, due to the availability of magnificent tourism destinations. This was stated by Mr. Zubair Ahmed Malik, President FPCCI on the occasion of the first meeting of Pakistan – Japan Business Council of FPCCI, which was attended by the members of Board of Directors of the Council.

We need to promote Pakistan as Tourism Destination, since 48 SMEs are related to tourism industry, which will benefit from it. He advised that the Council therefore should motivate Japanese tourists to visit Pakistan for Buddhism Tourism, he added. The President further said that Pakistan could learn so much from the Japanese experience of SME’s which were the critical engines of growth, provided the livelihoods and employment for thousands of people.

Chaudhry Muhammad Asghar, Chairman Pakistan-Japan Business Council of FPCCI emphasized the need to formulate strategy on how to enhance people to people contacts between the two countries for strengthening trade and economic relations. In this connection, he suggested that the FPCCI should form a Trade Delegation to Japan in October/November 2013 to be jointly led by its President Mr. Zubair Ahmed Malik and Chairman Pakistan-Japan Business Council for exploring business and investment opportunities in Japan.

The meeting decided that FPCCI should download various project from the website of BOI and send them to The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tokyo, Japan for evincing the interest of Japanese businessmen in these projects for establishing joint ventures. The Council should invite Japanese businessmen to come to Pakistan where they would find many opportunities and a culture of hospitality and hard work.

The meeting also decided to take on board all the parallel body of Japan in Pakistan under the banner of Pakistan – Japan Business Council of FPCCI for achieving common objective of longevity of the enduring business and development relationship between the two countries.

For more information, contact:
Syed Masood Alam Rizvi
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: 0092-21-35873691, 93-94
Fax: +9221 3587 4332

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