FCCI to facilitate members to get membership of London CCI to expand business

FAISALABAD, Apr 23 (INP) Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) is actively considering a proposal to facilitate its members to expand their business in UK by getting the membership of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said Engineer Rizwan Ashraf President FCCI.

He was addressing an awareness session on “How to get business immigration visa for UK and other European Union (EU) countries.

He said that most of the FCCI members are regular travellers as they have to visit other countries to explore opportunities for the export of their products. However, some of them are facing problem in getting immigration visas with or without any investment.

Commenting on the wide gap between imports and exports of Pakistan, he said that our total foreign exchange earnings is dwindling around 26Billion Dollars. Out of it approximately 13 Billion dollars is contributed by textile sector while major chunk of the remaining amount is consistent of foreign remittances sent by expatriate Pakistanis settled or working in different countries.

Continuing, he expressed satisfaction over the available Human Resource and said that 60% of our population falls within the bracket of productive age. This precious asset could be exported to other potential international job markets after equipping them with market driven skills and expertise.

Engineer Rizwan Ashraf said that Pakistani businessmen should also adopt aggressive marketing strategies to enhance their businesses in other developed countries like UK. He said that FCCI is considering sending a delegation to UK to inking a Memorandum of Understanding with London Chamber. Under this arrangement the FCCI members could also get the membership of London Chamber. “They would also be facilitated to set up their branch offices in London in addition to getting business immigration visa without with or without any investment, he added.

Earlier, Barrister Naseem Ahmed Bajwa of A Bajwa & Co. explained in detail the services offered by his firm for the persons intending to settle in UK or other EU countries. He said that a scheme titled Business Immigration without investment has been introduced to facilitate the business country across the world to set up their offices in UK. He said that the business community of Faisalabad should also avail from this opportunity, adding that he will provide his services at subsidized rates.