8th Pak­istan-Ja­pan Busi­ness Di­a­logue on Dec 10 in Tokyo

The Financial Daily - - NATIONAL - KARACHI:

8th Pak­istan-Ja­pan Pri­vate Sec­tor Busi­ness Di­a­logue and 6th Joint Gov­ern­ment Busi­ness Di­a­logue is to be held in Tokyo on 10th De­cem­ber. The del­e­ga­tion for the Di­a­logue is be­ing led by the Ad­vi­sor to Prime Minister on Com­merce and Tex­tile, Ab­dul Razak Da­wood, says a Press re­lease.

The 25 busi­ness­men from var­i­ous sec­tors at­tend­ing, in­clud­ing the Ja­panese busi­ness­men in Pak­istan, will be led by So­hail P. Ahmed, Chair­man, Pak­istanJa­pan Busi­ness Fo­rum (PJBF).

Dis­cus­sion at the Di­a­logue be­ing held un­der the pa­tron­age of the Min­istry of Eco­nomic Trade and In­dus­try ( METI) of Ja­pan in­clude var­i­ous is­sues re­lated to trade and in­vest­ments. Del­e­gates will elab­o­rate upon In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, Tex­tile, A u t o m o t i v e , In­fra­struc­ture, Sur­gi­cal & Sport­ing goods and the Fish­ery sec­tors which hold po­ten­tial for the mu­tual ben­e­fit of the busi­ness com­mu­ni­ties in Ja­pan and in Pak­istan. Trade fig­ures are tilted in favour of Ja­pan and Pak­istan will seek av­enues to seek greater ac­cess to the Ja­panese mar­ket by Pak­istani ex­porters.

The gov­ern­ment is sup­port­ive of PJBF's ef­forts to­ward fur­ther in­crease of ac­tiv­ity be­tween the two friendly coun­tries and will jointly dis­cuss pos­si­bil­i­ties of diver­si­fy­ing ex­ports from Pak­istan. Tex­tile be­ing a ma­jor item, Pak­istan will seek pref­er­en­tial agree­ment and dis­cuss ways to achieve it.

PJBF has been in­stru­men­tal in tak­ing SME del­e­ga­tions to Ja­pan ev­ery year and has found tremen­dous in­ter­est by the Ja­panese busi­ness­men to­wards the prod­ucts be­ing of­fered as also learn­ing about the sig­nif­i­cant and mean­ing­ful im­prove­ment in the man­u­fac­tur­ing prac­tices by the in­dus­trial con­cerns. Busi­ness­men join­ing such del­e­ga­tions have suc­ceeded in joint ven­tures, dis­trib­u­tor­ships and even in­vest­ments by their Ja­panese coun­ter­parts.

The Di­a­logue aims at fur­ther im­prove­ment in bi­lat­eral trade and eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties be­tween Pak­istan and Ja­pan.

KARACHI: Ar­shad Ja­mal, Gulzar Firoz, Khalid Tawab, Zahid Saeed, Sen­a­tor Haseeb Khan and Maza­hir Nasir in a group photo at theopen­ing cer­e­mony of UBG elec­tion of­fice, here Thurs­day. - Staff Photo

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