Lahore, February 13, 2014 (PPI-OT): The 3rd Meeting of the Pakistan India Joint Business Forum (PIJBF) is being held on the 15th and 16th of February in Lahore, Pakistan. The PIJBF meetings are facilitated by The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) which have been appointed as Secretariats by the governments of the two countries.
The PIJBF is expected to build on the outcomes of the previous two meetings, held last year in Islamabad and New Delhi respectively. More than 30 delegates from both Pakistan and India will attend the joint Forum meeting which will focus on developing policy recommendations to normalize trade between the two neighbouring nations.
The PIJBF will aim at greater regional economic integration and bilateral trade. Discussions will cover a range of key issues in sectors including agriculture, automotive, banking, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and energy. In addition, the joint Forum will also aim to develop an enabling environment for the SME sector and facilitate exchange and cooperation in the field of technical and vocational education.
The respective delegations will be led by Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman Hero Motors India, and Mr Syed Yawar Ali, Chairman Nestle Pakistan. Other key members from Pakistan include Mr Bashir Ali Mohammad, Chairman Gul Ahmed, former Federal Commerce Minister Mr Abdul Razak Dawood, Mr Sikander Mustafa Khan, Chairman Millat Tractors, Mr Noman Dar, President HBL, Mr Muhammad Ali Tabba, CEO Lucky Cement, and Mr Shabbir Diwan, Director Gatron Industries.
For more information contact:
Samir S. Amir
Pakistan Business Council
M-02, Mezannine Floor
10, Beaumont Road
Tel PABX: ++92 213 563 0528 and 29
Tel Direct: ++92 213 563 0588
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