Malaysia-Pakistan business council welcomes new Pakistan high commissionerJanuary 30, 2018
From left: Datuk Seri Satar Vice Chairman Malaysia-Pakistan Business Council, His Excellency Mr. Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, The High Comissioner of Pakistan to Malaysia, Datuk Seri Mohamad Nazir Meraslam, Chairman Malaysia-Pakistan Business Council, Datuk Zulkefli Mahmud Former CEO of Matrade and Rafiq Fazaldin Secretary Malaysia-Pakistan Business Council
The Malaysia–Pakistan Business Council (MalPak) welcomed the new Pakistani high commissioner to Malaysia, hosting a dinner in which Malaysians, Malaysians of Pakistani origin and Pakistanis, mainly belonging to the business sector participated.
MalPak Chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Nazir Meraslam spoke of the High Commissioner’s keen interest in promoting greater business links between the two countries.
Nazir also emphasized that there are potentials in many areas including Tourism and Trade in which the cooperation could be enhanced.
The High Commissioner pledged to work together with MalPak towards the common objective of taking the Pakistan-Malaysia relations to higher levels. The objective is exploit the huge existing market potential.
Zakaria identified the areas that could be exploited to make the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) more effective and highlighted the ongoing investment cooperation between the two countries.
The High Commissioner said that Pakistan is the 4th largest in the areas of cattle milk production and has huge potential in tourism and precious and semi-precious gemstones business.
He said these sectors remained untapped by Malaysia businessmen.
MalPak was established in 2010 under the advice of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Over the years, the Council worked along with the Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) to help in the effective implementation of the FTA between the two countries.
MALPAK has also participated in several exhibitions in Pakistan organized by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP).