A delegation of Pakistan Coating Association (PCA), headed by Mr Siraj Uddin, visited the Federation Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) to discuss the matter of cooperation at the Federation House. The Acting President of FPCCI, Mr Suleman Chawla, welcomed and thanked the association for their visit to the Federation Chamber. On behalf of FPCCI, he assured the PCA delegation to facilitate them in all matters and export of coating industry products. He stated many opportunities exist and emerging in CIS states, namely Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Afghanistan, being our neighbours; PCA should target these markets to promote the coating business, mainly focusing on exports. Through good contacts with their counterparts and Pakistani consulates, FPCCI can facilitate PCA in promoting the coating industry, Mr Chawla stated.
Mr Chawla informed the PCA team that FPCCI recently had sent a delegation to one of the CIS States, where PCA Members could also be included in the same delegation if they had approached FPCCI earlier. He offered PCA to obtain research data information on CIS states from the R&D Office in FPCCI on request. Talking about immediate opportunities for PCA, he apprised that the URAN Chamber of Commerce plans to visit FPPCI shortly. An Export Exhibition is coming soon in Indonesia; expect PCA to avail of these events.
Mr Chawla suggested PCA for aggressive marketing through the professional presentation, including research data and numbers, to the Secretary of Commerce, Mr Sawleh Farooqui, in the Ministry of Commerce and TDAP, for promoting the coating industry. Also, he said that PCA needs to participate in all events and activities organized by Trade Organizations, including FPCCI. Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo, Former President of FPCCI, asked PCA to provide details of the coating industry’s export-oriented products.
Addressing the house, Mr Siraj Uddin, Chairman, PCA, thanked FPPCI for extending a warm welcome to the Association. He believed in PCA’s slogan, “Main Nahi Hum,” and said let us all work together, including FPCCI, to develop trade and business. He requested FPPCI for their guidance to PCA in promoting and developing the coating industry.
Mr Muhammad Yousuf, Former Senior Vice Chairman of PCA, requested FPCCI to advise promoting and enhancing new markets for coating products. Now that pricing is good in Central Asian Markets, Mr Khalid Khanani, Former Senior Vice Chairman of PCA, seconded the idea of targeting CIS states.
Those who attended the meeting were: Mr Suleman Chawla, Acting President, and Mr Nasir Magoo, Former President from FPCCI. Mr Siraj Uddin, Chairman; Mr Muhammad Yousuf, Mr Khalid Khanani, Former Senior Vice Chairmen; Mr Musa Yahya Baghpatee; Usman Umer, EC Members and Mr Iftekhar Rahat, Secretary, South Region from PCA.
Finally, the meeting was concluded by the Acting President, FPCCI, followed by the presentation of souvenirs and flower bouquets by the PCA Officials.
In the picture, R to L: Mr Musa Yahya Baghpatee, Mr Usman Umer, EC Members, PCA, Mr Muhammad Yousuf, Former Senior Vice Chairman, PCA, Mr Siraj Uddin, Chairman, PCA, Mr Suleman Chawla, President, FPCCI, Mr Khalid Khanani, Former Senior Vice Chairman, PCA, Mr Farhan Uddin, Member, PCA, Mr Khurram Ijaz, Former Vice President, FPCCI and Mr Iftekhar Rahat, Secretary, PCA South Region.