ISLAMABAD, Nov 4 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 04th Nov, 2016 ) : President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Khalid Iqbal Malik Friday said that ICCI was making efforts for establishing a new industrial estate in the region to give boost to industrialization. Talking to a delegation of Kohat Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by President Engr. Syed Faiq Shah, he said, on allocation of land to Kohat Chamber, ICCI would cooperate with it in constructing its own building.
He said, industrialists of Kohat would also be invited to set up industrial units in the new industrial estate. Iqbal Malik said, ICCI was ready to support Kohat Chamber in further strengthening its Secretariat so that it could play more effective role in serving the cause of business community. Syed Faiq Shah highlighted investment opportunities for local and foreign investors in various fields including oil and gas, coal, cement, flour milling, carpets making and other sectors in the region.
Malik Muhammad Iqbal Senior Vice President, Nazar Khattak, Malik Muhammad Asad Khan, Rasheed Ahmed Paracha, Muhammad Junaid and others were in the delegation. Syed Faiaq Shah said, Kohat was very peaceful and offered great investment opportunities, especially in oil and gas and coal which were abundant in the area. He said 95% drilling in Kohat was successful and stressed that investors of Islamabad and other areas should visit Kohat to exploit abundant natural resources in the area.
He said, Kohat Chamber of Commerce and Industry was set up in December 2013, but it has not been allotted land as yet to construct its own building. He said non-availability of land was the major problem due to which the Chamber was facing problems in promoting the interests of local business community. He called upon the KP government to allot land to his organization so that it could establish its own office and speed up efforts to facilitate the growth of trade and industry in the area. Khalid Malik Senior Vice President, Tahir Ayub Vice President ICCI, Khalid Javed, Zafar Bakhtawari, Mian Shaukat Masud, Muhammad Ejaz Abbasi and others were also present at the occasion.