RAWALPINDI : Federal Commerce Secretary Qasim Niaz has said that trade relations with SAARC countries will be enhanced on priority basis and solid measures will also be taken to endorse the trade relations with neighbouring countries. He said that Ministry appreciates RCCI for organising 14 Single Country Exhibitions in a calendar year in SAARC countries and one in United Kingdom also.  “Govt will facilitate RCCI for promoting local products in the world trade markets and business community will be taken on board in the policy making process in future”, he added.

He was exchanging these views with the President of Rawalpindi Chamber Manzar Khurshid Sheikh at his office here.

Senior Vice President Pervaiz Ahmed Warriach, Vice President Ch. Nadeem Rauf, former presidents S.M Naseem, Sohail Altaf, Kashif Shabbir, members’ executive committee Dr. Shimail Daud and Younas Dar were also present on the occasion.

Qasim Niaz said that government appreciates the role of RCCI in strengthening the national economy and vowed that RCCI will be facilitated for promotion of business activities. He said that Ministry is making all out efforts to enhance trading activities with other countries of the world and private sector will also be encouraged in this regard.

Speaking on the occasion President RCCI Manzar Khurshid Sheikh said that government must bring consistency in the policies and private sector should be taken on board in the policy making process. He said that RCCI is striving hard to endorse the local products in the international trade markets. “Government must facilitate the Chambers to improve the national economy of the country” he added.

He demanded of the government to facilitate the private sector and play its due role for the promotion of business activities within the country and outside. He said that government must support Chambers to organise Expos across the globe.