London: The professional organization of Pakistani businessmen UKPCCI has always played a positive role enhancing Pakistani image in UK. Elected new office bearers will make it more effective and representative of the Pakistani business community in the United Kingdom. Pakistan High Commissioner expressed this in a reception at the Pakistan High Commission London to welcome the newly elected office bearers of the UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry UKPCCI.
In his welcome address the High Commissioner congratulated the newly elected team and commended the work done by the UKPCCI. He asked President UKPCCI Mr Shaheen to focus on further strengthening the Pakistan-UK business ties.
The High Commissioner hoped that the newly elected President Mr Abdul Majeed Shaheen would put in more efforts to make the organization more effective and representative of the Pakistani business community of the United Kingdom. He urged the organization to make special efforts to reap the dividends from Pakistan’s recently granted GSP Plus status by the EU so that Pakistani exports could be increased which was one of the top priorities of the present government of Pakistan. He assured the UKPCCI of all possible support by the Pakistan High Commission.
Mr Abdul Majeed Shaheen thanked the Pakistan High Commission for its continuing support to the UKPCCI and briefed the attendees about his future plans to make the UKPCCI a vibrant trade body. New Secretary General Dr Ghulam Murtaza also spoke on the occasion.
Mr Ijlal Khattak, Commercial Counsellor at the Pakistan High Commission, also congratulated the new UKPCCI team and expressed his hope that the new team will try to reach out to Pakistani diaspora as well as others interested in trade with Pakistan, throughout UK and establish regional chapters. He further suggested that the UKPCCI should try to bring young entrepreneurs especially women, in its fold to make it a more vibrant organization.
Deputy High Commissioner Mohammad Imran Mirza, officers of the High Commission and members of Pakistani business community attended the reception.