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CPBC hosts Muneer Kamal Chairman National Bank of Pakistan

Posted on 28 November 2013 by admin

Building the momentum further on promoting bilateral trade between Canada and Pakistan, CPBC hosted a high level luncheon meeting today to honor Mr. Muneer Kamal who is visiting Canada for a few days.

Notables included MPP Dr. Shafiq Qaadri, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Government Services, Honorable Consul General of Pakistan Mr. Nafees Zakaria, Deputy Consul General Mr. Asghar Golo, CEO Brampton Boart of Trade Mr. Steve Sheils and Director Economic Development, City of Brampton Mr. Sohail Saeed and Mr. Imtiaz Seyid, Vice President, South Asian Markets at RBC. Other guests included CPBC Directors, Sponsors, members and representatives from TD, Scotia, Habib Canadian and National Bank.

Special guest Muneer Kamal said that the Karachi Stock Exchange was amongst the top performers this year with an increase of 40 %. He also appreciated the positive and pro-business mind-set of the Sharif government and their sincere efforts to improve relationships with India and other countries in the region. The key areas for improvements are GDP growth rate, Foreign Exchange reserves and Power generation capability. Solar energy is one major area of interest for Pakistan and Canadian companies must look into investing in Pakistan.

 Last but not the least; Honorable Consul General Mr. Muhammad Nafees Zakaria appreciated CPBCs efforts in organising the trade delegation and organising this very useful meeting with Muneer Kamal.

He also elaborated on the upcoming seminar that he is planning with the active support of CPBC.

The unique feature of this seminar will be to provide participants with firsthand information by Canadian companies who are actively and successfully doing business in Pakistan. There was a general understanding that this was a good time to explore and establish business ventures in Pakistan.

Mr. Zakaria emphasised that these efforts should continue in full force and the Consulate will offer its support at all times. He said Seminar is one of other steps that would prepare ground for high level exchanges and strengthening of bilateral relations. CG also responded to the questions that followed. The meeting concluded on a closing note by VP Jayne Pilot.

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