Pak­istan new fo­cused mar­ket for Malaysian busi­ness­men

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL - Staff Reporter

As­sis­tant Min­is­ter for Tourism, Cul­ture & En­vi­ron­ment of Sabah, Malaysia Datuk Hj. Ka­mar­lin Bin Hj. Ombi has said that the tourism sec­tor is one of the ma­jor con­trib­u­tors to the econ­omy of Malaysia. Pak­istan is new fo­cused mar­ket for Malaysia and a del­e­ga­tion from Pak­istan's tourism sec­tor should visit Malaysia to pave for joint ven­tures be­tween the busi­ness­men of the two coun­tries in this par­tic­u­lar sec­tor.

He was talk­ing to the LCCI Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent Al­mas Hy­der and Vice Pres­i­dent Nasir Saeed here at the La­hore Cham­ber of Com­merce & In­dus­try. High Com­mis­sioner of Malaysia Has­rul Sani Bin Mu­jtabar, LCCI Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee Mem­bers Ab­dul Raz­zaq, Sal­man Ba­sit, Mian Zahid Javed, Za­far Mah­mood, Khur­ram Lodhi and for­mer pres­i­dent So­hail Lashari were also present on the oc­ca­sion.

Malaysian Min­is­ter said that tourism in­dus­try has played an im­por­tant role to strengthen the econ­omy of Malaysia. He urged the Pak­istani busi­ness­men from tourism in­dus­try to take ad­van­tage of Malaysia ex­per­tise in this sec­tor. He said that joint ven­tures be­tween the busi­ness­men of two coun­tries in this par­tic­u­lar sec­tor would help ex­ploit huge tourism po­ten­tial ex­ists in Malaysia and Pak­istan.

Malaysian High Com­mis­sioner in Pak­istan Dr Has­rul Sani Bin Mu­jtabar said that en­hanced air links be­tween the two coun­tries would open new av­enues of mu­tual co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two broth­erly coun­tries. He said that di­rect flights to Malaysia from La­hore, Is­lam­abad and Karachi will bring a pos­i­tive change at eco­nomic front as busi­ness­men of the two coun­tries will travel fre­quently and es­tab­lish new busi­ness con­tacts. The High Com­mis­sioner said that Pak­istan is a very po­ten­tial mar­ket and do­ing busi­ness in coun­try like Pak­istan is al­ways very prof­itable.

The LCCI Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent Al­mas Hy­der ap­pre­ci­ated their ef­forts to mar­ket Malaysia as a tourist desti­na­tion and ex­plore Pak­istan for de­vel­op­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion in tourism sec­tor.

He said that di­rect flight be­tween the two coun­tries is a big break­through. Malindo Air­lines of Malaysia has started air ser­vice be­tween Pak­istan and Malaysia. On 4th March, first flight was landed in La­hore car­ry­ing along Malaysian Trans­port Min­is­ter Datuk Ab Aziz Bin Kaprawi.

He said that the avail­abil­ity of four di­rect flights in a week of Malindo Air­lines from La­hore-Kuala Lumpur-La­hore will cer­tainly help con­nect­ing peo­ple from both coun­tries at most com­pet­i­tive air­fare. Since, PIA is al­ready op­er­at­ing on this route from La­hore as well as Karachi, so, it will add to keep the travel pro­gram much flex­i­ble. The LCCI Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent said that for at­tain­ing win-win sit­u­a­tion, it is im­por­tant that th­ese flights may carry max­i­mum pas­sen­gers both ways.

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