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December 05, 2014 11:15 AM

AMRITSAR: December Stressing that regional trade is very important not only for Pakistan but India also, Syed Mahmood Ghaznavi, Vice President, Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry said, “All-out efforts must be made to boost trade in the region. All over the world, the traders reap the benefits of strong regional trade.”

“Pakistan and India are natural trading partners, and yet we are far from enjoying the fruits of mutual barters and shared commonalities”, rued Ghaznavi.

Earlier, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomed around 160 delegates from Pakistan, who crossed border to participate in the 5- day State event; PHD-Punjab International Trade Expo informed R S Sachdeva, Co- Chairman, Punjab Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Reciprocating the concerns of his counterpart from Pakistan, Sachdeva said, “We look forward for the situation to be better. There can be no substitute to mutual peace and harmony for growth and development.”
The first day of the trade expo saw a warm response from the masses.

Sachdeva informed that 140 delegates from Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and 20 delegates from Sargodha Chamber of Commerce and Industry were received at the border.

More than 300 delegates from Sheikhupura Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jhelum Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry are expected to cross over to Amritsar over the next two days, he added.

Informing that these Chambers of Commerce and Industry shall have one to one interactions with various industry associations of Punjab for furthering the common cause of bilateral business, Sachdeva said that PHD Chamber has a firm belief that the sound bilateral trade is most promising factor and the most potent solution to the disturbed scenario between both the countries.

“Being a part of the integrated approach towards better trade ties, such interactions play the role of a catalyst”, said Sachdeva while referring to the recent interactions at Pakistan.

The participating industry associations from Punjab include Mohali Industries Association, Engineering Exports Promotion Council, Ludhiana Sewing Machines Manufacturers Association, Focal Point Industries Association, Rice Exporters Association, apart from the Amritsar based Textiles Manufacturers Association and Shawl Club, informed Dalip Sharma, Director, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Sharma said that local residents of Amritsar eagerly await the visit of Pakistani exhibitors and the products, especially Onyx marble, Pakistani textiles, juttis, handicrafts, and not to forget, the Pakistani food.

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