LAHORE - The members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce, Government of Bangladesh have pledged to voice the concern of SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SAARC CCI) on appropriate fora to promote intra-regional economic cooperation in South Asia, says a press release. This was transpired during an exclusive meeting with a 7-member team of Bangladeshi Parliamentarians organised by SAARC CCI in collaboration of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI) and Friedrich Naumann Stiftung (FNSt), Regional Directorate, New Delhi, India. Responding to the presentations made by Annisul Huq, President SAARC CCI, Abul Hashem, Chairman Parliamentary Standing committee for commerce, Government of Bangladesh assured the management of SAARC CCI to extend all possible cooperation and applauded the role and functions of SAARC CCI under the leadership of President Annisul Huq. He was of the opinion that NTB5 were the major hurdles in the intra-regional trade in SAARC, which under SAFTA rule of origin was only $1.2 billion and urged for easing visa regime and removal of barriers to increase the current level of trade.