RAWALPINDI   - The 3-day Made in Pakistan exhibition, organized by Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI), was inaugurated in a hotel of Kabul on Wednesday, informed RCCI spokesman.

Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir was the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony while his Afghan counterpart Muzamil Shenwari, Secretary Commerce Arbab Shahzad, Pakistan Ambassador in Kabul Syed Abrar Hussain, leader of the RCCI trade mission and former president RCCI Dr Shimail Daud Arain, Khurshid Barlas and others were also present in the ceremony.

Federal Minister Khurram Dastgir, while expressing his views, said that Rawalpindi Chamber was playing pivotal role to enhance the business relations with regional and international states and other chambers must follow RCCI to further enhance trade relations with all the countries of the world especially with SAARC and neighboring states.

 He said that Pakistan and Afghanistan were two brother countries and share a long traditional and cultural history, RCCI recent step would enhance the bilateral trade ties and Chamber must be appreciated for this, he added.

"RCCI has organized many Made in Pakistan expos in almost every SAARC state from its own resources, which shows the commitment of the Rawalpindi Chamber for the betterment of the national economy" he said.

Speaking on the occasion, leader of RCCI trade delegation and former president RCCI Dr Shimail Daud said that RCCI prime objective behind organizing such expos was to promote the regional and international trade. He said that RCCI was the only chamber which has organized 20+ single country expos till date. He said that now RCCI has decided to explore neighboring Afghanistan's trade market with full force. He thanked federal minister of Pakistan and Commerce Minister of Afghanistan Muzamil Shinwari for their presence on the event.

He invited the Afghanistan business community to organize Made in Afghanistan expos in Pakistan to further strengthen the trade relations.