Pakistan Business Council had the opportunity to host an exclusive luncheon to welcome Governor Punjab, Chaudhry Sarwar at the prestigious Aga Khan Museum amongst a select group of business people who are keen to engage with Pakistan and create business opportunities in Pakistan. As Pakistan in its new era is open to Business and Canadians can and should benefit from the opportunities that Pakistan is offering. A proud moment for CPBC is that a couple of our members are amongst the first to be pre-qualified in the Naya Pakistan Housing project.
Earlier during CPBC ICT Delegation 2019 in March. President CPBC had the opportunity to meet and call on Governor Sarwar Chaudhry in Pakistan where they discussed the cooperation of agreement already in place between Ontario and Punjab and explore further avenues on how to build upon this. President Canada Pakistan Business Council extended an invitation to the Governor to visit our forum during his forthcoming visit to North America which he graciously accepted.
The Governor spoke to a room full of businessmen and professionals. He commented on the caliber of businessmen with a high net worth in Toronto, that are the ambassadors of Pakistan. He said he is proud of being among so many accomplished and educated individuals. Among many professional and businessmen. also present at the event were Zakir Abidi, from Midas, Syed Shah SASCO, Zakiuddin Syed from ARNZ, Feroz Jessani of RCI and Faiz A. Faizi, Projex Inc.,
CPBC Corporate Sponsor, RBC represented by Imtiaz Seyid, VP South Asian Markets RBC, Mr. Paul Chiang and CPBC Director Ms. Naveed Hyder.
Mr. Chaudhry offered full support to CPBC and the community at large to come to Pakistan to explore opportunities and urged CPBC to continue their good work. Mr. Chaudhry was gracious to spend time individually with each Business person present. President Dossal spoke about the bilateral trade which is hovering around 1.5 Billion Dollars with an opportunity to grow exponentially. He highlighted the cooperation of agreement between Punjab and Ontario which can provide opportunities to Ontario and Canada to get engaged in the Naya Pakistan initiative by the present government in Pakistan.
Mrs. Sarwar, passionate about the betterment of deserving lives in Pakistan spoke about the work she is doing in various parts of Pakistan. One of the notable charities is of empowering women in rural areas and teaching them skills that make them independent. She spoke from her heart about Sarwar foundation and its mandate. Click for more info on Sarwar Foundation
Mr. S M Muneer Chair of the Pakistan Canada Business Council of the FPCCI, acknowledged and endorsed the good work of CPBC and Pakistan Diaspora. Mr. Wajid Hashmi, Deputy Consul General of Pakistan thanked the Governor for his presence and engagement with the community.
Henry Kim talked about how they are taking a photography tour to Pakistan to teach photography in the northern part of Pakistan to help empower women in Pakistan.