KARACHI (APP) - Leadership of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the government to take all corrective measures to make Commercial Counsellors at Pakistans foreign missions visibly contribute in promotion of the countrys trade and investment. It can be done by inducting professional and qualified Trade Counsellors purely on merit and furnish the Commercial Consulates with the required equipment/facilities and funds along with giving them clear periodical targets for increasing trade and investment. This was asserted by President KCCI Abdul Majid Haji Muhammad during a meeting with a group of designate Trade Officers here at the Chamber on Saturday. Among other senior KCCI leaders , Vice President KCCI Javed Ahmed Vohra, Attique-ur-Rehman were present. The designate Commercial Counsellors included Ms.Ayesha Saeed to be posted in Brussels (Belgium), Ms. Nadia Rehman to be posted in Prague, Czech Republic, Shaharyar Talpur destined to Santiago (Chile), Syed Fawad Ali Shah designated for Port Louis , Mauritius. President KCCI emphasized that starting with Pakistans image building the Trade Counsellors should work as Marketing Managers fully knowing about the market demand there and about the quality of products and selling tactics by Pakistans competitors. They should be very much in touch with the business communities there, exchange business data/information , provide businessmen at both ends with proper consultation meant to increase bilateral trade and investment , help resolve trade disputes between entrepreneurs of Pakistan and any other country. Trade Officers should facilitate holding of Pakistans trade fairs/exhibitions in the countries where they are posted, project Pakistans products and success stories of Pakistan Government and the private sector people. He also pointed out that there was a big gap between Pakistans Commercial Counsellors and the Chambers. KCCI Chief also urged the Government to explore new markets like South Africa and North America instead of confining to old and traditional markets to sell Pakistani goods. Pakistans designate Commercial Counsellors assured KCCI leadership to make all out efforts to build Pakistans image and explore all practical avenues to sell Pakistani goods and bring maximum foreign investment to the country. They pledged that their postings would not justified if bilateral and investment is not increased significantly within shortest possible time. As their first , they said, they would lobby for easiest and earliest issuance of visa to businessmen of Pakistan. Vice President KCCI Jawed Vohra assured them that their trade queries would be timely and duly responded as the Chamber has set up digital data lab and website in this regard.