Rawalpindi: A delegation led by President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Nasir Mirza called on Director General Defense Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) Major General Tahir Gulzar Malik. Director Coordination Brigadier Syed Ali Ammar Haider was also present on the occasion. Director DEPO, Major General Tahir Gulzar Malik briefed the delegation on defense related products and services.

He said that the depot has achieved a lot in the last 20 years in the export of defense equipment and services. The IDEAS Defense Exhibition is being held every year with the participation of companies, defense analysts, delegates and top experts from abroad. The IDEAS platform has enhanced information and interactions with defense innovation, new technologies, future defense equipment and services. He lauded the efforts of the Rawalpindi Chamber in promoting trade activities and organizing exhibitions. He said that DEPO has been participating in RCCI International Rawal Expo every year. Rawalpindi Chamber President Nasir Mirza said that Pakistan is self-sufficient in defense capability. Now Pakistan has also earned a good repute in the export of defense parts, arms, training aircraft, and military equipment. He said that exhibitions play an important role in the economic self-reliance and export of any country. He also gave a briefing on the ongoing activities of the Chamber. The delegation included Vice President Shahraiz A Malik and members of the executive Committee.

The delegation led by President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Nasir Mirza called on Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Captain (retd) Anwarul Haq.

 Group Leader Sohail Altaf, Senior Vice President Usman Ashraf, Vice President Shahraiz Malik and former President Saboor Malik were also present on the occasion.

The meeting discussed in details the Ring Road project, rise in encroachments in the city, traffic problems, inflation and price control committees, Corona epidemic SOPs and ongoing development projects in the city.

Talking to the delegation, Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Anwar-ul-Haq said that the second wave of Corona is expected and urged that citizens should follow SOPs. The Deputy Commissioner assured the delegation that the district administration would provide all facilities for the promotion of business activities, as well as consult with the business community and the Chamber of Commerce regarding the development projects of the city especially Ring Road.

On this occasion, the President of the Chamber Nasir Mirza appreciated the steps taken by the district administration for the control of Corona in the city and assured that the Chamber would continue its support in all possible ways. “The city is full of encroachments,” he said. A comprehensive policy should be adopted to solve the traffic problems. Business is affected due to cricket matches in Pindi Stadium. A permanent solution should be found in consultation.

RCCI Delegation Calls on RPO Rawalpindi

A delegation of the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) led by President Nasir Mirza called on Regional Police Officer Imran Ahmar. The delegation included group leader Sohail Altaf, Senior Vice President Osman Ashraf, Vice President Shahraiz A Malik, former president Saboo Malik and Chaudhry Pervez Ahmed Warraich. The meeting discussed in detail the law and order situation in the city, community police, promotion of business activities in the city and making the police chamber liaison more effective.

RPO Imran Ahmar said that the business community is the backbone of the economy. The first duty of the police is to protect the citizens. The role of the business community is very important in promoting economic activities. We strive to control street crime in the city, especially in the markets, so that customers can shop with their ease. All steps will be taken to address issues related to the business community. Databases are being built on modern lines to control crime. Everyone must play their part in eradicating crime from the society. Suggestions for installation of CCTV cameras, control rooms and better communication in the markets will be implemented.

Chamber President Nasir Mirza said that Muharram and Chehlum passed very peacefully. The Police Department deserves congratulations. The community police system should be activated. The activation of the Chamber Police Coordination Committee will reduce the burden of FIRs. He also invited the RPO to visit the chamber. He said that all possible cooperation would be extended to the police to eradicate crime in the city. And useful suggestions will be given.

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