Nurturing Pakistan's business community

Nurturing Pakistans business community
Dr Syed Qaiser Anis, President, Pakistan Business Professional Council, Abu Dhabi

Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi is positioned to strengthen Pakistan's long-lasting relationship with the UAE across business platforms. Excerpts from an interview with Dr Syed Qaiser Anis, President of PBPC Abu Dhabi



by

Farhana Chowdhury

Published: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 10:55 AM

Last updated: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 1:30 PM

Pakistan is celebrating its Independence Day today with patriotic zeal and fervour. We must take this time to remember the sacrifices and struggles that our fellow Muslims endured to ensure the creation of Pakistan for us and our future generations. 
Today we are on the path of prosperity and progress as a result of those sacrifices. Although we may belong to different tribes and ethnicities and may have different political and economic views, we must remain united as Pakistanis and collectively uphold our national interests.
Overseas Pakistanis are and always have been an asset and a source of inspiration for the country and have made significant contributions within the countries of their residence across numerous fields.
We trust that our expatriate community will further enhance Pakistan's image abroad as law-abiding citizens who have respect for cultural diversity and who play a continued positive role in the development of the countries of their naturalisation.

Future of Pakistan's trade and economy on a global scale
The Pakistan is the 25th largest economy in the world. The country has a sound manufacturing base and well-developed agriculture and service sectors.
In addition, Pakistan is abundantly blessed with natural resources. With all these factors, Pakistan is ideally placed to become one of the world's leading trade partners.
Pakistan's economy is expected to benefit from CPEC - China's Belt and Road Initiative as Pakistan is going to be integrated in the supply chain connecting other countries together.

Business potential in latest sectors
In our recent visit to the Board of Investment (BOI) in Islamabad, the BOI Secretary is eyeing companies operating in industries that include information technology (IT), food and dairy, logistics, automobiles, and in textile. The above-mentioned sectors are some of the best avenues for investment in the emerging Pakistan.
Pakistan is a very high-return market. Its economy is growing rapidly, there's a great demand. As of last year, the UAE saw a 7.5 per cent foreign direct investment in Pakistan, most of those are in oil and gas, power, finance, and communications.

Pakistan's Expo 2020 debut in Dubai
Since the formal announcement, the signing of participation contract at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) in Abu Dhabi last October 2018, a high-level steering committee has been working hard to develop the concept based on the theme "Emerging Pakistan", which will build on a large plot in the Opportunity District.
The PBPC Abu Dhabi is here to guide Pakistani companies both in the UAE and in Pakistan to take part in Expo 2020, and the same to be circulated to members of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Expo 2020 is an excellent opportunity for Pakistani companies to promote and showcase their products and services, as well as their skills and potential.
Expo 2020 will create a unique opportunity for Pakistani companies to demonstrate best-in-class innovation and thought leadership with 190 participating countries, and millions of visitors from across the globe are expected to attend.

Final words
The Pakistan Business Professional Council (PBPC) Abu Dhabi has been involved in numerous initiatives that have made noteworthy contributions to the trade, investment and relations between UAE and Pakistan, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Economy and the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, such as a Seminar on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and a Seminar on Opportunities of Business and Investment.
The PBPC Abu Dhabi, its Executive Board and its Members will continue its mission to directly contribute to the growth, development and advancement of Pakistan and continue to strengthen its long-lasting relationship with the UAE.

- farhana@khaleejtimes.com

PBPC Executive Board 2018-2020

. Patron-in-Chief: Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance
. President: Dr Syed Qaiser Anis
. Executive Vice-President: Nayyer Hameed Malik
. Vice-President Legal & Coordination: Khalid Bashir
. Vice-President Finance: Ammar A. Sheikh
. Vice-President Programme: Mohd Iqbal Nasim
. Vice-President Membership & Head of Doctors Committee: Dr Muhammad Farhan
. Head of Engineering Committee: Engr Muhammad Ajmal Sheikh
. Head of Ladies Committee: Sandhya Nayyer
. Head of Chartered Accountants Committee: Rizwana Kamran
. Commercial Secretary: Kamran Khan

BECOME A PBPC MEMBER

Those interested can apply for membership via an online form on the PBPC official website www.pbpcuae.org, or contact Ms. Ethyl on admin@pbpcuae.org or call +971-50-112 4267 for further assistance.

PBPC Abu Dhabi and PBC Dubai visited the Majlis of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, during Ramadan.
PBPC Abu Dhabi and PBC Dubai visited the Majlis of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, during Ramadan.
Members of PBPC with Mohammed Helal Al Muhairi, Director General, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Members of PBPC with Mohammed Helal Al Muhairi, Director General, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
PBPC delegation meets Engr Daroo Khan, President, Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) in Islamabad.
PBPC delegation meets Engr Daroo Khan, President, Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) in Islamabad.
PBPC organised a seminar on Foreign Direct Investment.
PBPC organised a seminar on Foreign Direct Investment.

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