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LAHORE – The Pak China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry has successfully initiated “Pak China Inter Industrial Mobility Program” with the collaboration of Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan, with a prime objective to mobilise the potential industries of both China and Pakistan through a series of trade fairs, exhibitions, conferences, and symposiums.

A ceremony was held on Wednesday at PCJCCI secretariat for the official commencement of this program where Muddassar Tipu, Consul General of Pakistan in Chengdu, appeared as chief guest while prominent business leaders including FPCCI Vice Chairman Haji Arfan Yousaf, Chinese nationals, entrepreneurs and various renowned industrialists also participated the launching ceremony.

The ceremony started with the address of PCJCCI President SM Naveed in which he told about the idea behind the initiation of such program. He referred Inter Industrial Mobilization as a systematic approach of mobilizing industries of two countries through which the participants are provided an opportunity to visit, see and learn about the market trends, potentials, operations and challenges of each other’s industries.

According to the PCJCCI president, Industrial Mobilization provides a good understanding of key issues, available opportunities, prospects, and remedial measures during the mobilization process. Moreover, SM Naveed correlated the significance of such mobilization with the upcoming and ongoing CPEC Projects. Naveed said that Pak China Inter Industrial Mobility program encompasses a four-pronged strategy i.e. to expand Market Linkages, Promote Industrial Relocation, Technology Transfer and ultimately to bring massive employment opportunities in Pakistan.

Adding to this Ecommerce Gateway President Dr Khursheed Nizam said that this industrial mobility initiative jointly taken by PCJCCI and Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan would serve as a convention for entrepreneurs and investors from Pakistan and China to identify new investment opportunities in different manufacturing and services sectors.

Appreciating the initiative of PCJCCI and Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan, FPCCI Vice Chairman and In-charge Lahore office Haji Arfan Yousaf apprised about the industrial revolution that is associated with the relocation of Chinese Industry to Pakistan. He appreciated the PCJCCI initiatives and also urged the other chambers to develop such development programs.

PCJCCI senior vice president Dr Iqbal Qureshi, in his speech, talked on the technology transfer facilities to channel Chinese technology in a bid to support and groom the local Pakistani industry.

Closing remarks were expressed by the chief guest, Muddasar Tipu, who congratulated PCJCCI and Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan on the commencement of this highly productive initiative. He informed the participants that Chengdu had a lot of business opportunities for Pakistani businessmen for mutual cooperation in plenty of the potential areas of trade and industry.

Tipu apprised that majority of 500 Fortune innovative companies are located in Chengdu which clearly depicts the economic importance of the Chinese city. He identified various sectors including; tourism, hospitality, education, dental surgery equipment, IT and machinery that has vast potential in Chengdu. He offered his services to extend maximum possible facilitations to Pakistani delegations organised by PCJCCI.

The ceremony ended with the question answer and feedback session in which positive remarks were expressed by the participants for both PCJCCI and Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan.