LAHORE - The trade volume between Pakistan and Malaysia is likely to touch new peak as a number of Malaysian companies and businessmen have shown readiness to initiate joint venture with their Pakistani counterparts. The consensus was developed at the LCCI delegations meetings at various Malaysian chambers and trade bodies. The LCCI delegation had a meeting at Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry where the President of Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry Mr. Dewn Perniagaan Melayu gave a detailed briefing to the LCCI delegation headed by former LCCI Senior Vice President Sohail Lashari. The delegation also visited MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Center. During the visit the delegates had business-to-business meetings with the counterparts for Malaysia arranged by MATRADE and Pakistan Commercial Counselor. During the one to one meetings business opportunities were discussed, particularly in textile made ups, auto parts, rice, agricultural implements, recreational activities and steel sector. It is worthwhile to mention that these business-to-business meetings remained very fruitful and it is hoped that the exports opportunities would be availed by some of the delegates. During the meetings, Mr. Sohail Lashari informed these chambers and trade associations about the delegation purpose, business and investment opportunities in Pakistan, the present scenario about extremism in Pakistan, the current law and order situations in Pakistan. He also threw light on the role of LCCI. SPRING FESTIVAL: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry is organizing two-day Spring Festival Bahar Rang on March 20-21 from 10 am to 7pm at the LCCI premises. The Festival is being organized by the LCCI Women Resource Center to welcome the spring season. The LCCI Women Resource Center Bahar Rang Festival will be included stalls of garments, jewelry, handicrafts and Pakistani food besides having fun activities for children comprising Magic Show, Musical Show, Jumping Castle, Face painting while prizes will also be distributed to the winners of lucky draws. DETERIORATING LAW AND ORDER: The LCCI President Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry, Senior Vice President Ijaz A. Mumtaz and Vice President Faisal Iqbal Sheikh while expressing grave concern over fast deteriorating law and order situation in the country have urged the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and IG Punjab to take immediate measures to control this menace. In a statement issued on Friday, the LCCI office-bearers said that Rs12.5 million robbery at gunpoint at a Raiwind factory owned by Sheikh Abdul Sattar has shocked the entire business community. They said that such incidents are not only tarnishing the image of government but is also badly affecting the investment climate in the country. They appealed to the Chief Minister and Inspector General of Police to take stock of the deteriorating law and order situation as it was not only spoiling the business atmosphere in the country but also sending a very wrong signal to the foreign investors who are planning to shift their operations to Pakistan.