Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber conference on 30th


KARACHI: Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PAJCCI) as a part of its tradition is organizing its 3rd Annual Conference on an immensely significant theme of Afghanistan in Post 2014 scenario and expected contribution of Pakistan in the overall stabilisation process. The conference will be held at a hotel in Islamabad on April 30.
PAJCCI has always engaged both officials and business community across the border at the same platform to deliberate and discuss way forward. 
Keeping the latest developments in terms of new governmental set-up in Pakistan, elections in Afghanistan, withdrawal of US troops and decline in civilian aid to Afghanistan, changing face of APTTA and policy framework, PAJCCI has organized the forum to delve into significance of such challenges and upcoming strategies to help stabilize the economic and peace developments throughout the region via Pakistan and Afghanistan corridors.
Motiwala, Co-President PAJCCI, while briefing about the objectives of this forum, stated that over the next three years, Afghanistan will experience major security, economic and developmental transition and expected role of Pakistan is of utmost importance. 
Afghanistan is now an increasingly urban, substantially more connected country than ever before. Pakistans role in Afghanistans development and stability is multidimensional. Pakistan has made tangible commitments to the Afghanistans future and intends to continue the same in Post 2014 scenario.
In the conference, panelists are invited from both the sides including Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and especially from FBR, Afghanistan Investment Support Agency, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan and Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan to discuss and agree upon expectations from both ends. 
The conference will discuss Existing Trade and Transit Situation  Tariff & Non-Tariff Barriers, Post Election & Withdrawal of US Troop From Afghanistan: Reforms to Enhance Trade & Necessary Facilitation for Transit, Impact of Governmental Policies effective from March 17, 2014, Confidence Building Measures (CBM) adopted by PAJCCI to Enhance trust and Image building, Regional Trade & Transit Connectivity for enhancement of trade and transit corridors. A hi-level delegation led by PAJCCIs President,  Khan Jan Alkozai, would also visit Islamabad during April 29  May 1, 2014. PAJCCI would hold B2B networking and match-making activity for the delegation in order to facilitate trade deals between the business communities of both the countries. 

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