Newly appointed Consul General to Malaysia in Pakistan met chairman, Sindh Board of Investment

Karachi: Mr. Abu Bakar Manmat, the newly appointed Consul General of Malaysia in Pakistan paid a courtesy visit to Chairman, Sindh Board of Investment, Mr. Mohammad Zubair Motiwala on 17th august, 2011 at his office.Mr.Mohammad Zubair Motiwala welcomed Mr. Abu Bakar Mamat and presented good will for his new assignment in Pakistan.

The Consul General was accompanied with The Regional Manager of Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Mr. Fairus Hidzir and Mr.Ahsan Zuberi, Chairman Pak-Korea Business Council.

Both the sides discuss various aspects to promote business ties between the two brotherly nations. The Chairman SBI informed the Consul General Malaysia regarding SBI’s initiatives for the promotion of Halal industry in Pakistan particularly in Sindh region in initial phase. Mr Motiwala elaborated that Government of Sindh is very much keen to enhance Halal Business in this region and for halal certification and accredition of products; SBI has signed Memorandum of Understanding with HDC Malaysia in Kuala Lampur on 1st December, 2010.

He added that as Pakistan is new entrant in Halal sector while Malaysia is one of the key player to Halal Industry therefore Pakistan is seeking Malaysian assistance in shape of technical training, equipments for the establishment of Halal laboratories in Pakistan and this partnership is deemed as a historic milestone in SBI’S progress towards development of Halal industry in Pakistan.

Mr. Fairus Hidzir, Regional Manager (MPOB) said that Pakistan is the 2nd highest consumer of Malaysian palm oil therefore Malaysia seeks long term partnership with Pakistan beyond just selling and buying and Malaysia is willing to work over pilot projects of Palm oil plantation in Pakistan for which SBI assured to arrange meetings between Secretary Agriculture and Malaysians investors for future commitments.

Chairman, SBI also respond back to Malaysian investors concern over security matters in Pakistan, he said that government is taking serious measures to curb such insecurities and beside all propaganda Pakistan is still a business friendly destination for many investors and they have witnessed remarkable progress in their businesses which is a history. In Sindh SBI is facilitating worthy investors in every manner.

SBI also informed the Consul General that SBI in collaboration with TDAP is organizing a bilateral investment conference in near future to portray the development projects along with financial aspects in which foreign investment companies are participating and welcomed Malaysian Palm oil Company to join this investment conference.

The Consul General of Malaysia appreciated SBI initiatives for bilateral trade enhancement and affirmed to continue this friendly relation in future as well.

For more information, contact:
Sindh Board of Investment
Government of Sindh
1st Floor, Tower B, Finance and Trade Centre
Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: +92-21-99207512-4
Fax: +92-21-99207515

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