By; Asghar Ali Mubarak; January, 28, 2018
Islamabad; Malaysia-Pakistan Business Council (MALPAK), which was established in 2010 with the initiative of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) and National Chamber of commerce and Industry Malaysia (NCCIM) to help in the effective implementation of FTA called Malaysia-Pakistan Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (MPCEPA) in 2007, was revived last month.
MALPAK successfully held election to choose its Chairman, Dato’ Seri Nazir Merselam, a renowned businessman in construction sector, and other office bearers. The Business Council’s office bearers held meeting with High Commissioner, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, who shared his vision to chalk out the strategy for enhancing bilateral, economic and trade relations.
The Council members formally welcomed the High Commissioner on 27 January 2018 and hosted a Dinner in which important Malaysian, Pakistani origin Malaysians and Pakistani, mainly belonging to business sector, attended with their families.
Chairman MALPAK, Dato’ Nazir in his address appreciated the High Commissioner’s keen interest in promoting business between the two countries and assured his Team’s full support to Mr. Zakaria’s endeavours towards enhancing bilateral economic cooperation.
The High Commissioner while taking pride in the vibrant Pakistani Diaspora’s achievements, under took to make all out efforts towards the common objective of taking the Pakistan-Malaysia relations to a higher level to commensurate with the strong political good and the huge market potential that exist. He identified the areas that could be exploited to make the FTA more effective. He highlighted the ongoing investment cooperation between the two countries, which was growing significantly.