Pak industrial delegation leaves for India

Lahore: A 100-member industrial delegation of Pakistan left for New Delhi on Saturday to participate in an event that will mark India taking over the presidency of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Before leaving for India, the leader of the Pakistani team, Iftikhar Ali Malik, told reporters that for the first time, young entrepreneurs and women from chambers across the country had been included in the delegation.

The Pakistani delegation will hold thorough discussion with its counterparts from all eight SAARC member countries, he said.

He said FICCI and SCCI would organise a business summit with the theme "Building bridges in South Asia through economic cooperation" and the leader of the Pakistani delegation will chair one session of this seminar on January 23.

In traditional rotation, the top slot of the SCCI will go to India and Vikramjit Singh Sahney, corporate president of Sun International and a member of the national executive committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, will take over as new SCCI chief for a two-year term.

Members of the Pakistani delegation will hold a series of meetings with delegations from all SAARC countries to work out modalities to promote bilateral trade, Malik said.