Belarusian companies visit ICCI to explore development of business cooperation - Fnni.org

Belarusian companies visit ICCI to explore development of business cooperation - Fnni.org

Islamabad (FNNI) A delegation of Belarusian big companies led by Mr. Vladimir Ulakhovich, Chairman, Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry to explore development of business and economic cooperation with Pakistan More »

Google’s DeepMind Is Improving Its Human Speech Abilities

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Nats’ Stephen Strasburg Relieved by Elbow Diagnosis

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CM FELICITATES PAKISTANI CRICKET TEAM-Fnni.org

CM FELICITATES PAKISTANI CRICKET TEAM-Fnni.org

LAHORE ( FNNI ) CM Punjab M. Shehbaz Sharif has felicitated Pakistani cricket team on winning the second one-day match and the series against West Indies. In a message of felicitation, the CM said that Babar Azam played an important role in the victory in the second one-day match and deserve credit for his second consecutive century. More »

Turkish delegation visits ICCI to explore business collaborations- Fnni.org

Turkish delegation visits ICCI to explore business collaborations- Fnni.org

Islamabad (FNNI ) A delegation of MUSIAD visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by Vice Chairman for Fair, Forum and Organization Commission Omur Yildiz and discussed possibilities for further enhancing business collaborations between the private sectors of Turkey and Pakistan. More »

 

IMC assures to resolve business community issues through consultation: Capt. R. Shahbaz Nadeem – Fnni.org

Islamabad (FNNI) Capt. ® Shahbaz Nadeem, Director Municipal Administration, Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC) along with Zafar Iqbal Additional Director and Khalid Hussain Abbasi Assistant Director visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry to discuss firefighting requirements for businesses & industry, board tax and trade license issues. Representatives of various markets were also present at the occasion.

Capt. ® Shahbaz Nadeem said that to save the businesses and industrial units from incidents, IMC wanted to bring their firefighting requirements at par with international standards as it was in their own interest. He said this issue will be resolved in consultation with stakeholders and no coercive measures would be taken for compliance.

Talking about board tax and trade license issues, he said that local government in Islamabad needed revenue to run its affairs. He said the annual expenditure of IMC was Rs.15 billion while its total tax collection was only Rs.1 billion and urged that business community should cooperate with IMC in improving revenue generation. However, he assured that board tax and trade license issues would also be resolved through consultation.

Speaking at the occasion, Khalid Iqbal Malik, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that business premises and industrial units were receiving notices for compliance of firefighting requirements but meeting these requirements was not feasible due to very high cost. He stressed that IMC should finalize these requirements as per need of different sectors of businesses and industries. He said IMC should ensure availability of fire fighting vehicles in industrial areas and markets to cope with any incident promptly.

He said CDA few years ago had agreed to charge Rs.60/sq yds as board tax from shops which was not implemented. He stressed that the already agreed rate should be implemented as traders were ready to pay this tax. He said trade license fee in Islamabad was quite high as compared to Rawalpindi and stressed that IMC should revise high trade license fee. It was agreed that representatives of ICCI and IMC would hold further meetings to sort out these three issues amicably.

 

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