APBF hosted new European Union Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Androulla Kaminara to discuss the business opportunities between Pakistan and European Union countries

APBF hosted new European Union Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Androulla Kaminara to discuss the business opportunities between Pakistan and European Union countries.

APBF Secretary General Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan welcomed the Ambassador, her spouse Mr. Charles Herbert Ayala Quinones and Ms. Javeria Rizvi Kabani Head of Political & Trade Section of European Delegation in Pakistan.

APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood briefed about the APBF initiatives and efforts being made by APBF to increase bilateral trade, people to people contact between Pakistan and rest of the world.

Maaz Mahmood President APBF gave an interactive presentation about recent initiatives of APBF to Excellency and her delegation. He also appreciated the positive gesture and initiatives taken by the former E. U. Ambassador H.E. Jean Francois Cautain . He highlighted the Pakistan’s economic potential as compared to the global community and also briefed that APBF always interacted with the EU and other diplomatic community to increase the business opportunities and bilateral trade.

APBF Lahore Board President Mr. Amir Munir briefed that there was great potential for exports of Pakistani goods which are not being utilized and we should promote it through APBF. Excellency briefed APBF about her focus and priorities while appreciating the talent and potential of Pakistani nation. Idea of doing a conference together on Ease of doing business, climate change, Renewable Energy / Solar, water, Skills work force development, innovating new ideas for business, economy and bilateral trade was discussed and taken on board for further deliberations.

EU Ambassador H.E. Androulla Kaminara appreciated the APBF dedicated efforts for the betterment of Pakistan and said that Pakistan is a beautiful country and has a great potential. H. E. also applauded the APBF previous conferences on Pakistan at Cross Road- Skill work force development and Ease of doing business in Pakistan. She said that its the need of time and Pakistan can make more progress by putting in best efforts for Skill Workforce development and EU can also take some positive step to support it.

APBF Board Members Ms. Saman Yazdani said that EU should make more interaction with Pakistan due to the strong business expertise of our business community. It will boost the imports & exports and increase the foreign investments in Pakistan.

Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan Secretary General APBF and other APBF Board Members Mr. Amir Ata Barry, Mr. Yaqoob Saifi, Mr. Amir Munir Malik, Mr. Nadeem Sheikh, Ms. Saman Yazdani, Mr. Safdar Hussain, Mr. Faisal, Mr. Manzoor Malik, Ms. Uzma Manzar and Advocate Ashfaq Ahmad with some other business community participated in the meeting.

Meeting was ended by words of thanks to EU Ambassar and other APBF board members. Special Thanks to Mr. Nadeem Ahmad and Mr. Yaqoob Saifi being APBF partners and Mr. Khurram Niaz Secretary General APBF for excellent hospitality and scrumptious food 

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APBF held its National Board & Lahore Board Meeting

APBF National and Lahore Board Meeting was held to discuss various initiatives, to review the activities and meetings of APBF with the diplomatic community. President Mr. Maaz Mahmood briefed recent activities and initiatives being taken by APBF. Further APBF is organising an interactive conference on “Way to a Prosperous Pakistan” . Meeting presided by Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood President, attended by Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan, Mr. Amir Munir, Mr. Amir Ata Barry, Mr. Wasim Zakaria, Mr. Faisal National and Lahore Board Members 

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Romanian Ambassador H.E. Nicolae Goia invited President APBF Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood and Secretary General Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan at Romanian Embassy Islamabad

On the invitation of Romanian Ambassador H.E. Nicolae Goia, President All Pakistan Business Forum Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood and Secretary General Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan visited Romanian Embassy Islamabad.

Syed Maaz Mahmood discussed the business opportunities between Pakistan and Romania. APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood also briefed about the APBF initiatives and efforts being made by APBF to increase bilateral trade, people to people contact between Pakistan and rest of the world. He highlighted the Pakistan’s economic potential as compared to the global community and also briefed that APBF always interacted with other diplomatic community to increase the business opportunities and bilateral trade.

Excellency briefed APBF about his focus and priorities while appreciating the talent and potential of Pakistani nation. Idea of doing a conference together on Ease of doing business, climate change, Renewable Energy / Solar, water, Skills work force development, innovating new ideas for business, economy and bilateral trade was discussed.

Syed Maaz Mahmood conveyed his special thanks to Mr. Rene Mihai Seicaru Head of the Consular Section Second Secretary Embassy of Romania to the Islamic Republic Of Pakistan for excellent hospitality and scrumptious food 

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APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood and Secretary General Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan met with Mr. Illango Patchamuthu Country Director of The World Bank in Pakistan

APBF President Mr. Maaz Mahmood along with Mr. Khurram Niaz Secretary General APBF met Mr. Illango Patchamuthu Country Director of The World Bank in Pakistan. APBF Team President briefed Mr. Illango Of World Bank about the APBF initiatives and efforts being done for the business community, academia and to increase bilateral trade between Pakistan and other countries while conducting conferences, seminars while addressing real challenges and its solutions, delegations and B2B arrangements through one window of APBF. Mr. Illango Country Director World Bank told APBF team about the positive support of its office to facilitate Pakistan on all major projects of Government and Private sector to implement proper and professional business practices in Pakistan to stream line taxation and system in place for the betterment of Pakistan. He appreciated APBF initiatives and he applauded APBF efforts to highlight factors and attributes for “Ease of doing business” in Pakistan. President APBF thanked Country Director World Bank for this meeting and invited him to meet APBF National Board in Lahore to discuss further opportunities of mutual cooperation by APBF and World Bank. Mr. Illango accepted invitation and will visit soon to meet APBF according[/fusion_text] 

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APBF met with new Ambassador of SPAIN to Pakistan Excellency Manuel Duran Gimenez-Ricon

APBF met with new Ambassador of SPAIN in Pakistan Excellency Manuel Duran Gimenez-Rico. President APBF Maaz Mahmood welcomed and congratulated Excellency on his appointment in Pakistan and appreciated his Predecessor Ambassador Excellency Carlos who has done a great job to make great interaction, initiatives and strengthened people to people contact. APBF team further discussed opportunities of bilateral trade and mutual cooperation between business community of both the countries. APBF Team briefed Excellency about the APBF initiatives and efforts being done for the business community, academia and to increase bilateral trade between Pakistan and other countries while conducting conferences, seminars, delegations and B2B arrangements through one window of APBF. Excellency applauded and appreciated the initiatives taken by APBF. Mr. Miguel Commercial Counsel Of Spain was also present in the meeting and discussed different business opportunities and potential segments. Excellency and APBF President Maaz Mahmood assured full support to each other on all efforts and initiatives being taken to increase bilateral trade and people to people contact of Spain and Pakistan. President APBF Syed Maaz Mahmood, Mr. Aamir Barry National Board Member and Mr. Amir Munir President APBF Lahore Board were present in the meeting[/fusion_text] 

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H.E. Paul Jones Ambassador of USA to Pakistan invited the APBF President at a reception to welcome the new Senior Members Of U. S. Mission in Pakistan

H.E. Paul Jones Ambassador of USA to Pakistan invited the APBF President at a reception to welcome the new Senior Members Of U. S. Mission in Pakistan. Syed Maaz Mahmood President All Pakistan Business Forum attended the dinner and briefed Excellency about APBF initiatives for increase of bilateral trade and people to people contact between U. S and Pakistan. U. S. Ambassador appreciated the efforts being done by APBF and thanked Maaz Mahmood President APBF for participation at the dinner[/fusion_text] 

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APBF met with Excellency Stefano Pontecorvo Ambassador Of Italy in Pakistan

APBF met with Excellency Stefano Pontecorvo Ambassador Of Italy in Pakistan. Excellency and APBF team discussed opportunities of bilateral trade and mutual cooperation between business community of both the countries. Excellency Stefano appreciated the initiatives taken by APBF and gave some valuable suggestions to increase bilateral trade in the tapped and untapped market segments through which Italian and Pakistan businesses can get benefits having technology transfer and JV. APBF President Maaz Mahmood complemented Excellency for his great services and diligent work through which he has tremendously increased the trade between two countries and brought people closer. Excellency and APBF team agreed on several suggestions to strengthen the ties like delegations, conferences and introducing new companies and technologies on either sides while addressing the economic scenario and way forward. President APBF Syed Maaz Mahmood, Mr. Aamir Barry National Board Member and Mr. Amir Munir President APBF Lahore Board were present in the meeting[/fusion_text] 

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APBF Presdent attended the Farewell dinner hosted by outgoing EU Ambassador H.E Jean Francois Cautain

APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood attended the farewell dinner hosted by outing EU Ambassador H.E. Jean Francois Cautain and gives him best wishes for his future projects[/fusion_text] 

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APBF National Board Member Mr. Amir Munir and Mr. Asim Sheikh met with outgoing EU Ambassador H.E Jean Francois Cautain

APBF Lahore Board President Mr. Amir Munir and National Board member Mr. Asim Shahzad Sheikh met with outgoing EU Ambassador H.E Jean Francois Cautain at the Ambassador office Islamabad.
APBF appreciate the Excellence Jean Francois Cautain efforts to strengthen the bilateral trade between Pakistan and countries of EU. H.E. Jean Francoise Cautain appreciated the APBF efforts for its business community and for softer image of Pakistan.
At this moment, APBF record a short message of the ambassador for the Pakistan. Meeting ends with the words of thanks and best wishes to the outgoing ambassador[/fusion_text] 

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APBF delegation met Mr. Mark A. Russel Commercial Counselor U. S. & Foreign Commercial Services

APBF delegation met Mr. Mark A. Russel Commercial Counselor U. S. & Foreign Commercial Services. APBF Delegation was led by Syed Maaz Mahmood President along with Dr. Saman Yazdani Khan, Mr. Nadeem Sheikh, Mr. Asim Sheikh and Mr. Jamil Arshad Board Members. APBF elaborated that the business community of Pakistan is interested in bilateral trade, technology transfer, innovation, R&D, University Collaborations, Teacher Student Faculty University ExchangeProgrammes and Entrepreneurship and opportunities in agriculture, water, I. T l, etc and other B2Bs with U S. Companies. Mark Russel appreciated that APBF has great working and interaction with business community and representation to address challenges to business and economy. President APBF, Maaz said that business community always keep Pakistan at its top priority and wants to make Pakistan prosperous through access to different global markets and also to U. S. Markets which has huge potential and this is best way through which great partnerships can be made. Maaz also said that Pakistan has tons of business opportunities and U. S. Companies should make partnerships with Pakistani companies while offering technology transfers. Mark Russel invited APBF to be part of upcoming several delegations to U. S so that new business opportunities can be explored and expedited. APBF members appreciated efforts and professional attitude of Mr. Hassan Raza Commercial Officer U. S. Commercial service of U. S. Consulate Lahore. [/fusion_text] 

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APBF hosted EU Ambassador H.E. Jean-Francois Cautain in Lahore to discuss the business opportunities between Pakistan and EU countries

APBF hosted European Union Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Jean-Francois Cautain in Lahore to discuss the business opportunities between Pakistan and European Union countries.
APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood welcomed the Ambassador and appreciated the positive gesture and initiatives taken by E. U. Ambassador. He highlighted Pakistan’s economic potential as compared to the global community. He also briefed that APBF always interacted with the EU and other diplomatic community to increase the business opportunities and bilateral trade.
APBF Lahore Board President Mr. Amir Munir briefed that there was great potential for exports of Pakistani goods which are not being utilized and we should promote it through APBF. APBF Chairman Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi emphasized that we should enhance the bilateral trade between EU and Pakistan.
EU Ambassador H.E. Jean Francois Cautain appreciated the APBF dedicated efforts for the betterment of Pakistan and said that Pakistan is a beautiful country and has a great potential. H. E. also applauded that APBF has a good and result oriented repute in the diplomatic community and we always work together to make the Pakistan soft image in the international market and increase the business opportunities.
APBF Lahore Board Members Mr. Imran Ghani said that EU should make more interaction with Pakistan due to the strong business expertise of our business community. It will boost the imports & exports and increase the foreign investments in Pakistan. Mr. Amir Barry suggested to have international insurance policies for safe and secured business models.
Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan Secretary General APBF, Mr. Amir Ata Barry National Board Member APBF and Ms. Uzma Manza APBF members also participated in the meeting.
Meeting was ended by words of thanks to EU Ambassar Mr. Jean Francois Cautain and other APBF board members. Thanks to Khurram Niaz Secretary General APBF for excellent hospitality and outstanding lunch. 
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APBF delegation attended Italian National Day

APBF delegation attended Italian National Day at the invitation of Excellency Stefano Pontecorvo Ambassador Of Italy in Pakistan. Great hospitality and superb interaction was shown by Excellency and First Lady Lidia Pontecorvo. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi Chairman, Mr. Maaz Mahmood President and Ms. Uzma Manzar Member APBF attended the Italian National day. APBF congratulated Ambassador of Italy on its national day and expressed complements for his great and outstanding work. Excellency Stefano thanked APBF and appreciated APBF for its efforts and support to increase bilateral trade and people to people contact between Italy and Pakistan[/fusion_text] 

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APBF organised an interactive session and Iftar dinner for its Board Members and renowned business community with Patron in Chief APBF Mr. Haroon Khawaja

APBF organised an interactive session and Iftar dinner for its Board Members and renowned business community with Patron in Chief APBF Mr. Haroon Khawaja at Hospitality Inn Lahore.

Topic of the session was “Current Economic challenges being faced by Business Community and its solutions”. Session was attended by APBF Board members and business heads from different business segments.

Mr. Haroon Khawaja addressed the challenges being faced by the business community including civil service reforms, tax collection policy, export and import policy, currency devaluation and given its possible solution.

Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi Chairman APBF shared the support for ease of doing business by the governments given to its business community in other parts of the world.

In the end of the session President APBF Syed Maaz Mahmmod and Secretary General Mr. Khurram Niaz put his words of thanks to Mr. Haroon Khawaja for discussing the issues of current economy challenges and giving its solutions and also thanked the APBF board members and business community for their valuable presence and interaction. [/fusion_text] 

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APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood addressed a Award Distribution Ceremony “8th Invention to Innovation Summit”

APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood addressed a Award Distribution Ceremony “8th Invention to Innovation Summit” Innovation Expo to Buy & Sell Technology at CEMB auditorium Punjab University Lahore, as a key note speaker in this ceremony.
Opening Remarks was given by Prof. Dr. Naveed Ahsan Director ORIC, PU Lahore.  Renowned personalities Mr. Abid HK Sherwani CEO IRP/DG UMT, Prof Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha VC University of Veterinary & Animals Sciences, Prof. Dr. Taqi Zahid Butt Dean Of Punjab University, Prof Dr. Shahid Munir VC University of Jhang etc attended and address the closing ceremony of 8th Invention to Innovation Summit, 2019.
APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood emphasised on industry academia linkages and welcomed the ideas to be implemented by sectors and segments specialist in the relevant imdustries. He elaborated need of innovations and shared some facts & figures of Pakistan.
Audiance including students researchers exhibitors and dignitaries appreciated the Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood for his innovative ideas, thoughts and motivational speech. Clossing session was ended on the words of thanks to all the participants
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APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood addressed a conference “Discourse of Nation Building”

APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood addressed a conference “Discourse of Nation Building” based on the theme of “Pakistaniat” at Al-Razi Hall Punjab University Lahore. Conference was organized by “Center For Global & Stretegic Studies” (CGSS) and Punjab University Lahore.
APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood invited as a key speaker in this conference. Opening Remarks was given by Major General Hafiz Masroor Ahmad (Retd) – Vice President CGSS. Prof Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar Vice Chancellor Punjab University address the audiance on the Quality of Education and other aspects for the betterment of Pakistan.Lieut General Khalid Maqbool (R) – Former Governor of Punjab grace the conference with his presence as a Guest of Honor and address on the geo stretegic significance and growing economic potential of Pakistan. Different presentations were given by the honorable speakers of the conference.
APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood address on the Significance of Entrepreneurship for the Youth. Audiance including students were appreciated the Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood for his patriotic thoughts and motivational speech. Concluding remarks was given by Major General Hafiz Masroor Ahmad (R) – Vice President CGSS and conference was ended on the words of thanks to all the participants.
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APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood hosted a meeting with Canada Pakistan Business Council President Mr. Samir Dossal

APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood hosted a meeting with Canada Pakistan Business Council President Mr. Samir Dossal and Director Naveed Haider. A very interactive meeting was conducted and during the meeting both organizations discussed on the different opportunities to enhance the Bilateral Trade between Pakistan and Canada. The meeting was attended by APBF Lahore Board President Mr. Amir Munir Malik and Lahore Board Member Dr. Saman Yazdani Khan.[/fusion_text] 

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APBF hosted a meeting with BOI Chairman Mr. Haroon Sharif

APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood hosted a breakfast interactive session of APBF members with Minister of State and Chairman Board Of Investment Excellency Mr. Haroon Sharif.

APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood briefed him about role of APBF and its various investment conferences to highlight Pakistan’s economic potential in front of the global community. Syed Maaz Mahmood elaborated that there was great potential for exports of Pakistan goods which are not being utilized. He urged the government that the focus of its new policies should be to offer long-term predictable incentives for investors and promote exports from the country.

Chairman BOI said the government is striving to attract local as well as foreign investment with consistent policies and long-term measures for boosting exports and industrial production in the country. While addressing the board members of the All Pakistan Business Forum here today at Hospitality Inn, he apprised the business leaders that Pakistan has been ensuring equal opportunities and incentives for local and foreign investors.

The session was attended by Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan Secretary General APBF, Agha Zafar Abbas CEO Kansai Paints, Mr. Amir Ata Barry Director Haseen Habib Corporation, Mr. Rizwan Khalid Butt Former Chairman PIDEMC, Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Director BOI, Mr. Jahangir Mushtaq Assistant Director BOI, Mr. Asim Sheikh CEO Alico Tech, Mr. Naveed Minhas & Mr. Faisal Murad Khan Country Manager – Robert Bosch, Dr. Saman Yazdani Khan Director Center for Health & Population Studies, Mr. Nadeem Sheikh CEO Aaqua Regia Group of Companies, Mr. Yaqoob Saifi Director Hadi Masarat Group, Mr. Safdar Hussain CEO Coppergat Cables, Mr. Ans Mahmood Regional Manager Man Diesel & Turbo Pakistan, Mr. Manzoor ul Haq Malik Former Chairman FPCCI, , Mr. Nadeem Younas CEO ATS and Mr. Zia Ullah Chairman Prime Aluminium[/fusion_text] 

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British High Commissioner H.E. Thomas Drew invited APBF at the “Great Partnerships” Reception

British High Commissioner H.E. Thomas Drew invited APBF at the “Great Partnerships” reception. H.E. Thomas Drew met with APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood and Secretary General Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan during the event and appreciated the efforts of APBF. [/fusion_text] 

APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood & Secretary General Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan met with Lt. Col Khalid Taimur Executive Director CGSS

APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood & Secretary General Khurram Niaz Khan conducted meeting with Lt. Col Khalid Taimur, Executive Director – Centre for Global & Strategic Studies Islamabad. During meeting both organisations discussed execution of joint ventures between APBF & CGSS including SCO conference, conduct conferences on national issues, business interactions with 21 countries along with business delegations arrangements and implementation of arbitration policies with mutual consent of bilateral trade countries. Special focus on development of an institute for entrepreneurs, management skills, IT. That will help youth to get better management skills and uplifting of perception of Pakistan. [/fusion_text] 

APBF Hosted a Dinner in the Honour of Hungarian Business Delegation

APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood hosted a dinner in the honour of Hungarian business delegation led by Dr. Istvan Grafjodi Commercial Counseler Hungarian Embassy.

Discussed the opportunities of bilateral trade and investments between Pakistan and Hungary. Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan Secretary General APBF, Mr. Adil Jawaid Mansoor CEO Excel Group, Mr. Waseem Zakaria CEO Foot Lib, Mr. Nadeem Sheikh CEO Aqua Regia, Dr. Azam Chohan, National and Lahore Board Members APBF and Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Malik Former President FPCCI Punjab and President APBF Sheikhupura Board and Mr. Fahim Azam Director Jaffer Brothers honored the meeting with their presence.

Special thanks to Dr. Istvan for his great efforts and dynamic support to increase business opportunities between Pakistan and Hungary.

Hungarian delegation comprised of retail solution provider, software companies, a lot of business opportunities discussed and discover the huge potential for Pakistan and Hungarian business community cooperation. [/fusion_text] 

APBF signed MOU with Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS)

APBF and CGSS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evolve a unified strategy on the issues of common interests especially research and development to achieve high economic growth.

The signing ceremony was held at Hospitality Inn Hotel, Lahore where President Syed Maaz Mahmood and CGSS President Major General (r) Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery inked the memorandum on behalf of their respective organizations. Whereas Founder & Former Chairman APBF Haroon Khawaja and Chairman APBF Ibrahim Qureshi witnessed the ceremony.The ceremony was also attended by Executive Committee of the APBF and the high powered 20-member delegation of CGSS Advisory Board and senior office-bearers.
CGSS President Major General (r) Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery, in his speech, said the MoU was a significant step in bringing the institutions, academia, trade and industry together and that the economic challenges being faced by the country needed tailor-made and workable solutions. This is only possible through the strong research and industry linkage, he added.

Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery observed that both institutions will collaborate and undertake projects to help the industry compete with the current challenges and hold workshops, conferences, symposia and seminars for mutual benefits.He said that CGSS is a non-profit Institution with mission to help improve policy and decision-making through analysis and research. Its empirical research and analysis have been assisting the government, organizations and communities. He said the research of CGSS focuses on all subjects of relevance, such as counter terrorism, politics, energy, education, health, justice, environment, and national/international security affairs with a special emphasis on the growing collaboration of Pakistan in respect with international powers.

Founder & Former Chairman APBF Haroon Khawaja, while addressing the ceremony, said this agreement will offer our members the ability to network with other businesses worldwide and enhance the share of business in global village.Haroon Khawaja observed that the MoU was aimed at capacity-building programmes through training and empowerment by mutual collaboration between the business community and think-tanks. He said the APBF will collaborate for the development of joint research activities and enhancement of capacity building.

APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood, in his address, added that both the bodies have also decided to form a co-ordination committee to work together in future.Syed Maaz Mahmood said that the APBF seeks a strong and prosperous Pakistan with sustained growth ensured through effective and continued policies resulting in better quality of life for its citizens.According to the MoU, both the bodies would cooperate in preparation of proposals for economic uplift of the country and would conduct joint research studies to develop industries across the country.

APBF Chairman Ibrahim Qureshi, on this occasion, said that both the associations would forward joint proposals to the federal government for the budgets in future. He said that efforts would also be made for attracting investment for reconstruction opportunities zones. He said that harmony between the two leading bodies would help solve the problems being faced by the business community in the country. [/fusion_text] 

APBF signed MOU with Unified Media Club of Pakistan

APBF signed MOU with Unified Media club of Pakistan to enhance the business activites in Pakistan. APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood inked the MoU on behalf of APBF, while UMCP President Mr. Muhammad Hassan represented the UMCP. The ceremony was held at Hospitality Inn Lahore. [/fusion_text] 

APBF held its National Board & Lahore Board Meeting

APBF National and Lahore Board Meeting was held to discuss various initiatives, to review the activities of last Quarter of 2018. President Mr. Maaz Mahmood briefed recent activities and initiatives being taken by APBF. Further APBF Board Members approved several initiatives, including the launch of APBF Chapters in different cities of Pakistan. Meeting presided by Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood President, attended by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan, Mr. Amir Munir, Mr. Yaqoob Saifi, Dr. Saman Yazdani Khan, Mr. Nafees Barry, Mr. Nadeem Sheikh, Dr. Azam Chohan and Mr. Adil Jawaid Mansoor National and Lahore Board Members. [/fusion_text] 

APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood and Secretary General Mr. Khuram Niaz Khan visited Lahore Press Club

APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood along with Secretary General Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan visited Lahore Press Club to Congratulate newly elected President Mr. Arshad Ansari. President Lahore Press Club ensured his full support and assistance to highlight businessmen issues through his organisation. [/fusion_text] 

APBF signed MOU with Italian National Organization (ANIP) and PTEA to enhance bilateral trade

APBF and Italian National Organization for Pakistan & Italy (ANIP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bolster business activities between Pakistan and Italy.

APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood inked the MoU on behalf of Pakistan, while ANIP President Karim Benvenuto represented his country.
The ceremony was held at Hospitality Inn Lahore on Wednesday.

On this occasion, the APBF and Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) also signed MoU to conduct a joint research to enhance exports besides exploring possibilities of foreign trade and investment in Pakistan.
Punjab Assembly deputy speaker Dost Mazari, APBF Chairman Ibrahim Qureshi, general secretary Khurram Niaz and executive committee members were present on the occasion.
According to the MoU, both the organizations would work together to improve the trade, commerce and economic relations between Pakistan and Italy. They would adopt a new strategy for exchange of information relating to their respective markets. The accord would help facilitate the exchange of trade teams between the two associations. The participants from both sides also vowed to work jointly to identify snags affecting trade between them.
Speaking on the occasion, APBF president Syed Maaz Mehmood said that the MoU is a significant step in bringing the both the associations together.
He said that bilateral trade between Pakistan and Italy needs to be enhanced as both the countries have potential and resources to strengthen their economic ties. He said that Pakistan’s share in two-way trade is not significant, but the MoU between the two trade bodies is a step in the right direction as it will help increase the overall volume of trade between the two countries.
ANIP President Karim Benvenuto observed that a large number of renowned Italian companies are presently exploring Pakistan as an investment option because the country has ample supply of cheap labour, with potential to be a regional hub for exports.

He appreciated the APBF for arranging the ceremony, aimed at promoting trade relations between Italy and Pakistan by conducting by B2B meetings and match making in various sectors.
Pakistan provides significant trade links including to China and central Asian region, he observed adding that several Italian companies were viewing Pakistan as the next possible investment destination.
APBF Chairman Ibrahim Qureshi appreciated ANIP’s plans for improving economic and business ties between the two countries. He assured them that APBF would fully facilitate Italian businessmen interested in investing in Pakistan.
APBF wants to diversify Pakistan exports and want to find new partners for doing business. I believe that Pakistan really has a lot of potential to promote itself, and Italy is one country which provides excellent business opportunities, he said.
Punjab Assembly deputy speaker Dost Mazari, while addressing the meeting, said that the incumbent government was determined to promote bilateral trade and export-led growth of the economy.
He said that the government would give priority to the promotion of export-led growth by enhancing exports and reduce dependence on imports, adding, it had identified many sectors that would boost exports from the country. He said that export promotion strategy would focus on increasing the country’s exports to compete with regional and global players in the international market. [/fusion_text] 

APBF delegation met with Mr. Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi, Minister for MPDD – Government of Punjab

APBF delegation led by Syed Maaz Mahmood President APBF along with Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan Secretary General APBF, Mr. Aamir Munir President APBF Lahore Board visited Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi, Minister for Management & Professional Development Department (MPDD) – Government of Punjab. Syed Maaz Mahmood briefed about APBF. Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi appreciated the work being done by APBF. [/fusion_text] 

APBF held its National Board & Lahore Board Meeting

APBF National and Lahore Board combined Meeting was held to discuss various APBF initiatives, to review 3rd quarter of 2018 and on going activities and planning 4th Qtr of 2018. President Syed Maaz Mahmood briefed APBF Board members about his recent activities at Islamabad. At November end a Pre-conference dinner for Diplomats, Industrialists, Ministers, Government Dignitaries and renowned business community is also being planned in Islamabad to increase bilateral trade. A conference on the national level was suggested and approved by APBF Board on “Economy Of the country Challenges Present – Future, demand base Skilled Human Resource for Industry, country narrative and increase of bilateral trade” to be conducted in early next year. Board also approved two MOU with an Italian association and Textile Export Manufacturig Association.

Meeting presided by Mr. Maaz Mahmood President attended by Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan Secretary General and National & Lahore Board Members Mr. Imran Ghani, Mr. Jamil Arshad, Dr. Azam Chohan, Ms. Amna Hamza , Mr. Nadeem Ahmed, Mr. Wasim Zakria, Mian Safdar Hussain, Mr. Aamir Munir and Dr. Saman Yazdani Khan. [/fusion_text] 

APBF President Mr. Maaz Mahmood and Secretary General Mr. Khuram Niaz visited Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS)

APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood  along with Secretary General Mr. Khurram Niaz visited Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS) Islamabad and met with Lt. Col (R) Khalid Taimur Akram Executive Director CGSS Islamabad. Both the organizations agreed to work closely for increasing the biletral trade and softer image of Pakistan. Executive Director CGSS appreciate the work which has been done by APBF for Pakistan and offered a shield to the President of APBF against the recognition of his efforts. [/fusion_text] 

APBF President Mr. Maaz Mahmood and Secretary General Mr. Khuram Niaz met with H.E. M. Jele, High Commissioner and Mr. Christo Deputy High Commissioner of South Africa to Pakistan

APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood  along with Secretary General Mr. Khurram Niaz visited High Commission of South Africa and met with H.E. M. Jele, High Commissioner and Mr. Christo Deputy High Commissioner of South Africa to Pakistan. Syed Maaz Mahmood, President APBF discussed various ways to increase bilateral trade between the two countries. H.E. High Commissioner of South Africa thanked APBF for such an interactive meeting and shown his great willingness to work with APBF to increase bilateral trade and interaction among business community of the two countries. Excellency S. A. High Commissioner applauded APBF efforts and initiatives to provide maximum facilitation to the foreign diplomatic missions to interact with right matches of business community and invited APBF delegation to visit South Africa to meet business community of South Africa. Excellency confirmed his presence for APBF coming dinner for diplomats, dignitaries, Business Community and industrialists in Islamabad. [/fusion_text] 

APBF President Mr. Maaz Mahmood and Secretary General Mr. Khuram Niaz met with Italian Ambassador H.E. Stefano Pontecorvo

Syed Maaz Mahmood, President APBF along with Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan Secretary General APBF visited Italian Embassy to meet H.E. Stefano Pontecorvo, Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan. Mr. Maaz Mahmood thanked Excellency Stefano for his great initiative for increasing the bilateral trade between the two countries. H. E. Italian Ambassador appreciated APBF efforts and assured his full commitment to support APBF to build a positive image and perception of Pakistan. [/fusion_text] 

APBF President Mr. Maaz Mahmood and Secretary General Mr. Khuram Niaz met with Mr. Muhammad Ali, Team Leader Private Sector Engagement – GIZ Islamabad

Syed Maaz Mahmood, President APBF along with Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan Secretary General APBF met with Mr. Muhammad Ali, Team Leader Private Sector Engagement – GIZ Islamabad at Hospitality Inn Lahore.
Both exchanged their views regarding future cooperation between the two organizations and agreed to work closely. [/fusion_text] 

Director ORIC-PU Prof. Dr. Mehmood Saleem invited President APBF Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood to speak to its faculty

Director Office of research Innovation & Commercialization University of the Punjab Prof. Dr. Mehmood Saleem invited Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood President All Pakistan Business Forum to speak to its faculty.

An interactive session re skills work force development, linkage between academia and industry, initiatives by Research Scholars, Job placements of Fresh Engineers and professional support of Private Sector to academia was discussed.

An excellent effort and initiative by Prof. Dr. Mahmood Saleem and Maaz Mahmood President APBF assured its full support to academia for the betterment and development of Pakistan. [/fusion_text] 

APBF met with NUST Delegation

The Delegation from National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Islamabad led by Ms. Maria Qadri, General Manager and Head University Advancement Office met with Syed Maaz Mahmood, President and Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan, Secretary General APBF.

Linkage between academia and industry along with partnership with APBF and NUST for nation-building initiatives were discussed. NUST management shown their keen interest to engage with APBF to build strong ties to bring good results of their initiatives due to strong presence of APBF in industry.

President APBF, Syed Maaz Mahmood appreciated the work which has been done by NUST and assure to extend full cooperation of APBF, ranging from graduate employment, R&D projects, infrastructure development, student support and scholarship program. [/fusion_text] 

APBF hosted the South African Delegation

APBF hosted a delegation led by H.E. M. Jele, High Commissioner and Mr. Christo Deputy High Commissioner of South Africa to Pakistan. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, Chairman along with Syed Maaz Mahmood, President APBF welcomed Excellency.

H. E. High Commissioner of South Africa thanked APBF for hosting such an interactive meeting and shown his great willingness to work with APBF to increase bilateral trade and interaction among business community of the two countries.

Excellency S. A. High Commissioner applauded APBF efforts and initiatives to provide maximum facilitation to the foreign diplomatic missions to interact with right matches of business community and invited APBF delegation to visit South Africa to meet business community of South Africa. Excellency confirmed his presence for APBF coming dinner for diplomats, dignitaries, Business Community and industrialists in Islamabad.

Mr. Manzoor Malik, Ms. Uzma Manzar, Dr. Saman Yazdani, Mr. Khurram Niaz, Mr. Amir Barry, Dr. Azam Chohan, Mr. Amir Munir, Mr. Waseem Zakria, Dr. Adil Mansoor, Mr. Nadeem Sheikh & Mr. Jamil Arshad National and Lahore Board members of APBF attended the meeting. [/fusion_text] 

APBF Member & UMT Founder Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad has Passed Away

It is with our deepest sorrow we inform you that APBF Member & UMT Founder Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad has passed away in a tragic road accident. Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad was on his way back from Khunjerab Pass with his son when the accident took place. His son received serious injuries in the accident and was admitted to a hospital in critical condition.Please pray for the departed soul and for the quick recovery of his son and also for the bereaved family members to have strength to bear the big loss. [/fusion_text] 

H. E. Takashi Kurai Ambassador of Japan invited APBF to meet Parliamentary delegation from Japan

H. E. Takashi Kurai  Ambassador of Japan invited APBF to meet Parliamentary delegation from Japan. APBF delegation led by Syed Maaz Mahmood, Asim Shahzad Shaikh and Nadeem Ahmad Sheikh attended the event and met H. E. Japanese Ambassador, Head of Parliamentary Delegation, Excellency Deputy Chairman Senate Pakistan Salim Mandiwala, Excellency Deputy Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan Qasim Suri and Former Defence Minister Khawaja M. Asif. H. E. Ambassador of Japan thanked APBF for attending event and shown his great willingness to work with APBF to increase bilateral trade and interaction among business community of the two countries. [/fusion_text] 

APBF attended the conference “International Arbitration in Pakistan – Past, Present & Future” organized by CIICA & UMT School of Law and Policy (SLP)

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific supported the conference which makes it the first-ever conference in Pakistan supported by UNCITRAL. The Shanghai International Arbitration Center and the Hangzhou Arbitration Commission also supported this conference. Honourable Mr. Justice Hassan Jawad Hassan, Judge Lahore High Court, Lahore, was the Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker at the conference. Mr. M. Ibrahim Qureshi, President APBF and Mr. S.M. Naveed, President, Pak China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) spoke at the conference. Speakers from China, Italy, U.K., Qatar, U.S. and U.A.E. participated in the conference.
Mr. M. Ibrahim Qureshi, President APBF stated: “That the APBF is one of the largest organizations in Pakistan that interacts with the diplomatic community namely ambassadors and commercial attaché’s working in Pakistan to improve the perception of Pakistan and to increase bilateral trade between Pakistan and rest of the world
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APBF Secretary General Mr. Maaz Mahmood attended the Lunch Reception by NUST in the honor of “Lahore Industrialists & Philanthropists”

NUST Luncheon for its partners Industrialists and Philanthropists. Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF participated at the invitation of Rector NUST General Naweed Zaman HI ( M ). Great initiative for academia and Industry linkages to bring a positive image of Pakistan across the globe for our generations to come. [/fusion_text] 

APBF Delegation led by President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi attended the Italian National Day

APBF delegation led by President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi along with Mr. Maaz Mahmood Secretary General, Mr. Khurram Niaz and Mr. Wasim Zakaria APBF Board Members attended Italian National Day at Islamabad. Excellent gathering and Event hosted by Excellency Stefano Pontecorvo Ambassador of Italy in Pakistan. Stay blessed Excellency for your great support, devotion, professionalism and dedication to increase bilateral trade and people to people relationships between Italy and Pakistan. [/fusion_text] 

APBF held its National Board & Lahore Board Meeting

APBF National and Lahore Board Meeting was held to discuss various initiatives, to review the activities of first Quarter of 2018. Secretary General Mr. Maaz Mahmood briefed APBF Board members recent activities, APBF legal matters and initiatives being taken by APBF. Further APBF Board Members approved several initiatives, including the launch of APBF Chapters in different cities of Pakistan. Meeting presided by Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General, attended by Mr. Amir Barry, Mr. Safdar Hussain, Mr. Mphsin Jawa, Dr. Dania Qazi, Mr. Nafees Barry, Mr. Wasim Zakaria, Mr. Amir Munir and Mr. Fahdel Sheikh National and Lahore Board Members. Special thanks to Mr. Fahdel Sheikh for an excellent hospitality. [/fusion_text] 

APBF SG Mr. Maaz Mahmood attended the event “Australia Day in Spring 2018”

Australian High Commissioner H.E. Margaret Adamson & Mr. Marek Karol invite the Mr. Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF at the event “Australia Day in Spring 2018” and celebrating the 70 years of bilateral relations between Australia & Pakistan with a photo exhibition and performance by Australian alumnus Umer Ifitkhar.. [/fusion_text] 

APBF held its National Board & Lahore Board Meeting

APBF National Board Meeting was held to discuss various initiatives, to review 2017 and on going activities in first Quarter of 2018. President Ibrahim Qureshi briefed APBF Board members recent activities and initiatives being taken by APBF. APBF National and Lahore Board Members applauded the efforts made by President and APBF Team during 2017 and emphasised to keep up the same excellent and diligent work to inspire business leaders to help build a prosperous Pakistan. Meeting presided by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President, attended by Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General, Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas, Mr. Azam Chohan, Mr. Khalid Malik, Mr. Mudassar Raza, Mr. Wasim Zakaria, Mr. Amir Munir and Mr. Fahdel Sheikh National and Lahore Board Members. Special thanks to Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas for an excellent hospitality. [/fusion_text] 

APBF conducted an interactive conference on “Pakistan at Cross Roads – How to Refresh”

APBF conducted a successful and an interactive conference of national level “Pakistan at Cross Roads – How to Refresh “. Diplomats, Government Dignitaries, Multi National Companies, Business Community and Renowned Industrialists participated in the conference. H. E. European Ambassador Jean Francois Cautian , H. E. Italian Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo, H. E. Spanish Ambassador Carlos Morales, H. E. Romanian Ambassador Nicolae Goa, H. E. Ambassador of Philippines Ramos Espiritiu, H. E. Egypt Ambassador Muhammad Fadel Yaqoob made their valuable speeches on Economy, Skills Work Force Development and Country Narrative. More than 25 Ambassadors and First Secretaries of different countries participated at the concerned. APBF for conducting this conference. General Zaheer Ul Islam Former DG ISI and Chairman of CGSS made a concluding speech at the conference. Secretary General APBF started Conference and welcomed the Honourable Guests. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President APBF briefed the concept of the conference. Conference was comprised of speakers and expert panelists who gave their opinions on the topic based on their experience as the speakers and panelists sitting like ” Who is Who”. All the participants, Speakers, Expert Panelists, Industrialists from different cities, business community, Academia, Law experts and Foreign Diplomatic Community present at the conference appreciated and applauded APBF for this conference which is a great national cause. [/fusion_text] 

H.E. Stefano Pontecorvo Ambassador of Italy hosted a dinner in the honour for APBF Conference Organising “Pakistan at Cross Roads”

H. E. Stefano Pontecorvo Ambassador of Italy hosted a dinner at his residence in the honour for Conference Organising Committee of APBF, Ambassadors of European Union, Spain, Romania, Holland, UK, Australia, Dignitaries, APBF partners and Speakers of APBF Conference ” Pakistan at Cross Roads – How to Refresh “. President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi thanked Excellency Stefano for his great initiative, hospitality and delicious Italian dishes served during dinner at Italian Embassy. He also thanked Excellencies the Ambassadors for their presence at the dinner. H. E. Italian Ambassador appreciated APBF efforts and assured his full commitment to support APBF to build a positive image and perception of Pakistan. [/fusion_text] 

APBF Board Members met with Saudi Ambassador H.E. Nawaf Saeed Al Malki

APBF Secretary General Mr. Maaz Mahmood, Mr. Khuram Niaz Khan and Mr. Nadeem Ahmad Sheikh Board Members met H. E. Nawaf Saeed Al Malki Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan to invite him to APBF Conference on 4 December 2017 at Marriot Islamabad. H. E. Saudi Ambassador confirmed his presence at the conference and appreciated it and shown his great intention to increase interaction and bilateral trade between Business Communities of Saudia and Pakistan. [/fusion_text] 

APBF, BOM SIE, GIZ Germany and TEVTA conducted a session on Technical and Vocation Training

APBF, BOM SIE, GIZ Germany and Tevta conducted a session on Technical and Vocation Training at the BOM-SIE Office. Convened by President BOM-SIE Mr. Muhammad Asif Ali and VP BOM SIE / Sec Gen APBF Mr. Maaz Mahmood, the session sought to unite all three key stakeholders under one umbrella by promoting a demand-driven approach to vocational and technical training. The session proved to be the groundwork for cooperation between GIZ (one of the largest technical aid donors in the world), Tevta and BOM-SIE, which will seek to immediately address the demand-supply gap in skilled work force requirement. A ‘Technical and Vocational Skills Development Committee’ was also formulated by President BOM SIE under the leadership of VP Mr. Maaz Mahmood, which shall have representation from SIE, GIZ and TEVTA, and seek to address the issue with a solution-oriented approach to skills development and job placement of skilled HR. [/fusion_text] 

H.E. Stefano Pontecorvo Ambassador of Italy hosted a lunch in the honor of President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi and Mr. Maaz Mahmood Secretary General

H.E. Stefano Pontecorvo Ambassador of Italy hosted a lunch in the honor of President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi and Mr. Maaz Mahmood Secretary General. Thanks a lot Excellency for the great hospitality and delicious Italian dishes served during lunch at your residence. H. E. Italian Ambassador appreciated APBF efforts, assured his presence at conference as a key note speaker and gave his valuable suggestions for the upcoming APBF Conference ” Pakistan At Cross Roads.” How to refresh. [/fusion_text] 

APBF held its National Board & Lahore Board Meeting

APBF National and Lahore Board Meeting was held to discuss various initiatives and upcoming activities being organised by APBF. President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi briefed all the APBF members re recent activities and initiatives being taken by APBF. Further APBF Board Members approved several initiatives including launch of APBF Karachi Chapter by start of January 2018. Arrangements update was done re APBF upcoming conference on 4th December, 2017 at Islamabad “Pakistan At Cross Roads” How to refresh? This conference will be attended by renowned personalities of the country, foreign diplomats, Ministers, senior Government authorities, industrialists and business community. Meeting was presided by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President APBF and attended by Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General, Dr. Dania Qazi, Mr. Aamir Barry, Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan, Mr. Wasim Zakaria, Mr. Asif Rafiq Rajwana, Mr. Amir Munir, Dr. Azam Chohan and Mr. Nadeem Sheikh. [/fusion_text] 

APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi & Secretary General Mr. Maaz Mahmood meets with different Ambassadors for its upcoming Conference on “Pakistan at Cross Roads”

APBF’ President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi and Secretary General Mr. Maaz Mahmood meeting with H.E. EU Ambassador, H.E. Italian Ambassador, H.E. Netherlands Ambassador, H.E. Spanish Ambassador, H.E. Romanian Ambassador, senior government dignitaries and Business community in Islamabad to invite them at APBF upcoming conference “Pakistan On Cross Roads” How to Refresh. Excellencies appreciated the efforts of APBF to bring positive and better image of Pakistan while addressing challenges and its solutions in a tight way with relevant stake holders. [/fusion_text] 

APBF conduct Conference Committee meeting for its upcoming Conference on “Pakistan at Cross Roads”

APBF Conference Committee Meeting for its upcoming Conference on “Pakistan at Cross Roads”-How to Refresh. In view of the concerns of Economy, Skill Workforce Development and Country Narrative. Meeting presided by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President and attended by Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General, Mr. Amir Barry, Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan, Mr. Nadem Sheikh Ms. Dania Qazi and Mr. Amir Munir. [/fusion_text] 

APBF RSC Committee on diplomatic affairs meets with Ms. Ann Mason Econ Chief US Consulate, Lahore

APBF RSC committee on diplomatic affirs meets with Ms. Ann Mason Political and Economic Chief U. S. Consulate, Lahore in FPCCI office to increase bilateral trade and business relationship between U. S. and Pakistan. APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi welcomed guests and appreciated their interest in the betterment and Development of bilateral trade between U. S. and Pakistan. He further emphasised the need of B2B interaction and Private Sector Engagement between the businesses of two countries and urged that it needs to be supported by U. S. Government. He further elaborated that Pakistan is a country full of resources and opportunities, only image needs to be improved and for that matter U. S. Authorities can help Pakistan through regular interaction of business communities of the two countries. Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF, Mr. Safdar Hussain, Dr. Dania Qazi, Mr. Manzoor Malik Chairman FPCCI and other members of FPCCI were present at the event. [/fusion_text] 

APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi chaired the FPCCI Diplomatic Committee Meeting

Federation of Pakistan Chamber and Commerce Industry(FPCCI) Regional Standing Committee on Diplomatic affairs meeting chaired by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi as Chairman Committee. Mr. Manzoor Malik Chairman FPCCI also joined the meeting. Mr Manzoor thanked Ibrahim Qureshi for his dedicated efforts to bring positive image of Pakistan and to build strong ties of other countries with Pakistan. Ibrahim Qureshi chaired the second meeting with members and stressed the need to build better bilateral relations with foreign missions, engaging Pakistan Foreign office and better facilitation for Visas for the trade and industry development and facilitation for the business community of Pakistan. Members of the committee include Mr. Mr. Aamir Barry, Mr. Mian Safdar Hussain and other FPCCI members. The chairman committee thanked Mr. Manzoor Malik for his tireless efforts in promoting a positive image of Pakistan and engaging with the diplomatic community. [/fusion_text] 

APBF held its National Board & Lahore Board Meeting

APBF National and Lahore Board Meeting was held to discuss various initiatives and upcoming activities being organised by APBF. President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi briefed all the APBF members re recent activities and initiatives being taken by APBF. National Board applauded APBF Initiatives with GIZ and USAID being taken for the betterment of the youth of Pakistan. Further APBF Board Members approved several initiatives and also Ambassadors and dignitaries conference in Islamabad to bring a positive image and perception of Pakistan and further to showcase Pakistan’s business community achievements and successes infront of foreign diplomatic missions in Pakistan. This conference will be attended by renowned personalities of the country, foreign diplomats, Ministers, senior Government authorities, industrialists and business community. AAPBF and presided by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President APBF and attended by Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General, Dr. Dania Qazi, Mr. Aamir PBF also celebrated birthday of Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, Mr. Mohsin Jawa and Dr. Dania Qazi. Meeting was chaired by Mr. Khalid Rafiq Chairman Barry, Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan, Mr. Asim Sheikh, Mr. Amir Munir, Dr. Azam Chohan and Mr. Mohsin Jawa. [/fusion_text] 

APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi invited at lunch hosted by Canadian High Comissioner in Pakistan H.E. Perry Calderwood for Mr. Samir Dossal President CPBC

APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi invited at Lunch hosted by Canadian High Commissioner in Pakistan H.E. Perry Calderwood for Mr. Samir Dossal President Canada Pakistan Business Counsil (CPBC). APBF has a strategic partnership with CPBC and other valued partners were invited at lunch. Areas of focus discussed were to increase bilateral trade between two countries, Governance, Women Empowerment and show casing a positive image of Pakistan. It was agreed to work mutually in attaining these goals. [/fusion_text] 

APBF National Board meets U.S. Economic Counselor Mr. Chip Laitenen and U.S. Senior Commercial Officer Mr. Stephen P. Knode, Ms. Ann Mason Political and Economic Chief U. S. Consulate, Lahore

APBF National Board meets U.S. Economic Counselor Mr. Chip Laitenen and U.S. Senior Commercial Officer Mr. Stephen P. Knode – U.S. Commercial Service International Trade Administration, Ms. Ann Mason Political and Economic Chief U. S. Consulate, Lahore to increase bilateral trade and business relationship between U. S. and Pakistan. APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi welcomed guests and appreciated their interest in the betterment and Development of bilateral trade between U. S. and Pakistan. He further emphasised the need of B2B interaction and Private Sector Engagement between the businesses of two countries and urged that it needs to be supported by U. S. Government. He further elaborated that Pakistan is a country full of resources and opportunities, only image needs to be improved and for that matter U. S. Authorities can help Pakistan through regular interaction of business communities of the two countries. Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF, Mr. Khurram Niaz, Mr. Asim Sheikh, Mr. Amir Munir, Mr. Asif Rafiq Rajwana, Ms. Danish Qazi and Mr. Nafees ur Rehman Barry were present at the event. [/fusion_text] 

APBF hosted a welcome dinner in the honour of  New U. S. Counsel General Lahore H.E. Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau

APBF hosted a welcome dinner to New U. S. Counsel General Lahore Her Excellency Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau. Mr.Ibrahim Qureshi President APBF welcomed H. E. U. S. Counsel General and Ann Mason, Econ and political chief US consulate Lahore. President Ibrahim Qureshi assured her of APBF great support in her assignment to bring Pakistan & United States business community and people closer while increasing the culture, trade and business opportunities and improving people to people contact of the two countries. H. E. Elizabeth said that Pakistan is a country full of opportunities and people here are very friendly and cooperative, she further added that Pakistan and U. S. has a good relationship and will continue to strengthen. Mr. Maaz Mahmood Secretary APBF and V. P. BOM Sundar Industrial Estate, Mr. Muhammad Asif Ali Tipoo ( President BOM Sundar Industrial Estate ), Mr. Shah Faisal Afridi CEO Ruba Sez Group, Mr. Asim Sheikh, Mr. Aamir Barry, Mr. Nafees Barry, Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan, Mr. Amir Munir, Mr. Rizwan Khalid Burr, Doctor Saman Yazdani Khan, Mr. Manzoor Malik Chairman FPCCI Punjab, Mr. Mian Safdar Hussain and Ms. Dania Qazi also graced the occasion with their presence. [/fusion_text] 

APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi presided the FPCCI Diplomatic Committee Meeting

Federation of Pakistan Chamber and Commerce Industry(FPCCI)Diplomatic Committee Meeting Presided by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi as Chairman Committee. Mr. Manzoor Malik Chairman FPCCI also joined the meeting. Mr Manzoor thanked Ibrahim Qureshi for his dedicated efforts to bring positive image of Pakistan and to build strong ties of other countries with Pakistan. Ibrahim Qureshi chaired the first meeting with members and stressed the need to build better bilateral relations with foreign missions, engaging Pakistan Foreign office and better facilitation for Visas for the trade and industry development and facilititaion for the business community of Pakistan. Members of the committee include Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood, Mr. Aamir Barry, Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan and Mr. Mian Safdar Hussain. The chairman committee thanked Mr. Manzoor Malik for his tireless efforts in promoting a positive image of Pakistan and engaging with the diplomatic community. [/fusion_text] 

APBF welcomed Mr. Andreas Proksch Director General of the Sector and Global Programmes Department GIZ

APBF welcomed Mr. Andreas Proksch Director General of the Sector and Global Programmes Department GIZ visiting Pakistan from Germany. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President APBF applauded the efforts of GIZ team led by Ms. Julie GZI country director in Pakistan. Main topics discussed were Textile, Renewable Energy and Migration of skilled Human Resource to other countries. Mr. Andreas appreciated that All Pakistan Business Forum is doing great work and overall business activity is growing in Pakistan and GIZ will keep on supporting and investing in youth of Pakistan. Mr. Muhammad Ali Khan Team Lead for TVET GIZ and Mr. Masoor Zaib Khan GIZ and Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF graced the event with their presence. [/fusion_text] 

APBF National Board hosted a dinner in the honour of Mr. Samir Dossal President Canada Pakistan Business Council and H. E. Asghar Ali Golo Ambassador of Pakistan in Ethiopia

APBF National Board hosted a dinner in the honour of Mr. Samir Dossal President Canada Pakistan Business Council and H. E. Asghar Ali Golo Ambassador of Pakistan in Ethiopia. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President APBF applauded the great work being done by Mr. Samir Dossal to increase bilateral trade and business relationship between Canada and Pakistan. Mr. Samir Dossal appreciated APBF efforts for the betterment and Development of bilateral trade between Canada and Pakistan. He further emphasised the need of B2B interaction and Private Sector Engagement between the businesses of two countries and urged that it needs to be supported by The business community of both sides. H. E. Ashar Ali Golo elaborated that Pakistan is a country full of resources and opportunities, only image needs to be improved and for that matter Canadian Authorities can help Pakistan through regular interaction of business communities of the two countries. Special thanks to Mr. Samir Dossal to grace the evening by his lovely personality and he honoured APBF President and Secretary General with Canada and Pakistan flag pin. Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF, Ms. Dania Qazi, Mr. Khurram Niaz and Mr. Rizwan Khalid Butt were present at the dinner. [/fusion_text] 

DAI Pakistan invited APBF in the reception dinner of Mr. James Boomgard President and CEO DAI Global LLC

DAI Pakistan hosted a reception dinner in the honour of Mr. James Boomgard President and CEO DAI Global LLC. Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF participated and shared the experience of Private sector and industry re business challenges and its solutions. Mr. Kent Piper CEO DAI Pakistan appreciated the efforts of APBF for doing its best to bring a positive image of Pakistan to the rest of the world and inspiring business leaders of Pakistan to help build a prosperous Pakistan. [/fusion_text] 

APBF National Board and DB Schenker management dinner

APBF National Board and DB Schenker management dinner. APBF welcomed Mr. Heiko Coordes- Director Vertical Market-industrial DB Schenker Asia Pacific visiting Pakistan from Singapore. Mr. Maaz Mahmood applauded the efforts of DB Schenker team led by Mr. Amir Munir in Pakistan. Mr. Heiko appreciated that All Pakistan Business Forum is doing great work and overall business activity is growing in Pakistan and professional attitude of its business community is very positive. Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF, National Board members Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas, Mr. Asim Sheikh, Mr. Nadeem Ahmad Sheikh, Mr. Mian Safdar Hussain and Dr. Saman Yazdani Khan graced the event with their presence. [/fusion_text] 

APBF held its National Board & Lahore Board Meeting and arrange a Farewell Dinner for Mr. Robert C. Newsome – the outgoing Political & Economic Chief US Consulate, Lahore and welcome to Ms. Ann Mason – New Political & Economic Chief US Consulate

APBF National Board meeting was held at the Lahore Gymkhana Club along with a Farewell Dinner to Mr. Robert C. Newsome – the outgoing Political & Economic Chief US Consulate, Lahore and welcome to Ms. Ann Mason – New Political & Economic Chief US Consulate, Lahore. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President APBF appreciated the efforts of Mr. Robert C. Newsome for building strong economic ties & bilateral trade relationship between Pakistan & United States. Mr. Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF & Vice President BOM Sundar Industrial Estate said that Mr. Robert is a great friend of Pakistan & has done great job in his one year tenure in Pakistan. APBF National Board Members applauded his efforts and wished him all the best for his future endeavors. Mr. Robert mentioned that APBF has always highlighted challenges with its solutions and categorically praised APBF for holding two conferences in recent past re Peace and Ease of Doing Business In Pakistan. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi welcomed Ms. Ann Mason and assured her of APBF great support in her assignment to bring Pakistan & United States business community closer while increasing the trade and business opportunities. APBF National Baord Meeting was chaired by President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, also present Mr. Maaz Mahmood Secretary APBF, National Board Members Mr. Muhammad Asif Ali Tipoo ( President BOM Sundar Industrial Estate ), Mr. Tahir Malik President Lahore Board, Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan, Mr. Mian Safdar Hussain, Mr. Nadeem Ahmad, Mr. Mohsin Jawa, Mr. Asif Rafiq Rajwana, Mr. Omer Aziz, Mr. Herbert Camet Principal Kingston School and College, Dr. Nazish, Dr. Adnan Bashir and Ms. Dania Qazi. New APBF Board Members were introduced, also discussed the APBF & GIZ TVET Reform Support Program. National Board was briefed about APBF next quarter year activity plan and it was approved. APBF will have a dinner with Ambassadors & Foreign Diplomats at Islamabad in next couple of months to increase bilateral trade between Pakistan & their respective countries. [/fusion_text] 

APBF arranged a meeting with senior officials of  U. S Consulate General, Lahore

APBF arranged a meeting of H. E. Robert C. Newsome Political / Economic Chief  U. S Consulate General, Lahore, H. E. Andrew H. Doehler Economic Officer U. S Consulate General, Lahore and Mr. Muaz Economic Dept U. S Consulate General, Lahore with Honourable Chairman PIEDMC Mr. Rizwan Khalid Butt and Chief Executive Officer PIEDMC Mr. Shehryar Saleem for the increase in bilateral trade and business between the industrialists and business community of United States and Pakistan. Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF and Board Member BOM Sundar Industrial Estate represented All Pakistan Business Forum in the meeting and an excellent interactive meeting was held, opportunities for the economic growth and cooperation was discussed and agreed on several initiatives in near future for B2B between US and Pak trade and business community. Special thanks to Chairman PIEDMC for his far sighted professional approach and courtesy extended to the delegation. U. S Consulate delegation visited Hoest Candy manufacturing unit and Mr. Asif Ali Tipoo Chairman Hoest Company welcomed U. S Delegation and showed them candy manufacturing unit of Hoest. Delegation liked the facility and applauded the history of Hoest based on quality and its consistency that has made this brand a reliable brand. Hoest is being manufactured since 1971 and being exported to several countries of the world including Middle East, KSA, UK, Canada, etc. Special thanks to Mr. Asif Tipoo for his time and hospitality extended to the U. S Delegation. [/fusion_text] 

APBF hosted a high level delegation of USAID from Washington DC

APBF hosted a high level delegation of USAID from Washington DC. The main theme of collaboration and initiatives were in the area of Science & Technology and innovation. APBF proposed some key areas of collaboration as a public private partnership models. The good news is that technology lab program of USAID Washington has put Pakistan as a priority country. APBF Board members Attended the event. Special thanks to Mr. Manzoor Malik Regional President FPCCI attend the meeting and shared industry perspective, he took time out from budget meetings. A special thanks to Kanwal Bokari of USAID Pakistan for setting up this meeting. Dr Aslam the new rector of UMT also graced the occasion and shared his views. Khurram Zafar and Monis Rahman were our special invites and shared some valuable insight and gave concrete feedback on how to initiate and priorities the Science, technology and innovation area as a game changer for Pakistan. [/fusion_text]

APBF hosted a dinner in the honor of Senior Hierarchy of DAI Azme Pakistan

APBF hosted a dinner in the honor of Senior Hierarchy of DAI Azme Pakistan travelled to Pakistan from United States. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi highlighted that Pakistan needs special support from United States to improve the image of Pakistan to the rest of the world through their resources and influence, as currently the image of Pakistan shown to the world by international media is not accurate and Pakistan is itself a victim of extremism and violence. DAI team agreed to these points and assured APBF of their full support to show the actual image and help Pakistan. President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, Secretary General Mr. Maaz Mahmood, Board Member Mr. Khurram Niaz, Board Member Mr. Nafees Barry and Board Member Mr. Mohsin Jawa represented APBF. [/fusion_text]

GIZ Germany invited APBF as a key stake holder at Inaugural meeting of Provincial TVET Advisory Forum

GIZ Germany invited APBF as a key stake holder at Inaugural meeting of Provincial TVET Advisory Forum- Park Lane hotel Lahore for Private Sector Engagement in Technical & Vocational Education & Training. President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, Secretary General APBF Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood, Mr. Khurram Niaz and Ms. Uzma Manzar APBF Board Members were present at the event. [/fusion_text]

APBF and GIZ TVET Reform Sector Delegation Visit the Board of Management of Sundar Industrial Estate

Visit to Board of Management Sundar Industrial Estate by the delegation of APBF and GIZ TVET Reform Sector, Islamabad led by Mr. Hans, Mr. Ali and Mr. Mansur. Mr. Irfan Qadri Member BOD PIE, Member BOM SIE and Convener Infrastructure Committee BOM SIE, Mr. Mian Fahim Qamar VP BOM SIE and Deputy Convener Infrastructure Committee BOM SIE, Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF and Board Member BOM SIE and Member Infrastructure Committee BOM SIE. Mr. Irfan Qadri welcomed the delegation and briefed them about BOM SIE. Col Mubashir EM, Mr. Ali Umair Marketing Manager and Major Khalid BCD BOM SIE elaborated BOM initiatives re environment, engineering, development and horticulture being taken by BOM SIE. Delegation visited QAD Cast Engineering industries and Hoest Pvt Ltd to get the feedback on the requirements of skilled labour through TVET which is an important need of time and industry. [/fusion_text]

APBF hosted a very interactive lunch in the honour of H. E. Stephen P. Knode Senior Commercial Officer – U.S. Commercial Service International Trade Administration

APBF National Board hosted a very interactive lunch in the honour of H. E. Stephen P. Knode Senior Commercial Officer – U.S. Commercial Service International Trade Administration, H. E. Yuriy Fedkiw U. S. Consul General Lahore and H. E. Robert C. Newsome Political and Economic Chief U. S. Consulate Lahore to increase bilateral trade and business relationship between U. S. and Pakistan. APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi welcomed guests and appreciated their interest in the betterment and Development of bilateral trade between U. S. and Pakistan. He further emphasised the need of B2B interaction and Private Sector Engagement between the businesses of two countries and urged that it needs to be supported by U. S. Government. He further elaborated that Pakistan is a country full of resources and opportunities, only image needs to be improved and for that matter U. S. Authorities can help Pakistan through regular interaction of business communities of the two countries. Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF, Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas, Mr. Mahmood Akhtar, Mr. Khurram Niaz, Mr. Asim Sheikh, Mr. Amir Munir, Mr. Asif Rafiq Rajwana, Dr. Saman Yazdani Khan, Mr. Nafees ur Rehman Barry, Mr. Khalid Malik, Mr. Waheed Qureshi and Mr. Mohsin Ali Jawa National and Lahore Members were present at the event. [/fusion_text]

APBF attends GIZ conference on Private Sector Engagement in Technical & Vocational Education & Training

GIZ Germany invited APBF as a key stake holder in a conference on Private Sector Engagement in Technical & Vocational Education & Training. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General All Pakistan Business Forum participated and share the strategy and line of action of APBF to make TEVT Program interactive and result oriented providing properly educated skilled technical labour to the industry according to its requirements. [/fusion_text]

APBF held its National Board & Lahore Board Meeting

APBF National Board Meeting was held to discuss various initiatives and upcoming activities being organised by APBF. President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi briefed all the APBF members re recent activities and initiatives being taken by APBF. National Board applauded APBF Core Committee and organising team of the National Conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”. This conference was attended by renowned personalities of the country, foreign diplomats, Ministers, senior Government authorities, industrialists and business community. Meeting presided by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President , attended by Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General, Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas, Mr. Aamir Barry, Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan, Mr. Nadeem Ahmad Sheikh and Mr. Nafees ur Rehman Barry. Special thanks to Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas for an excellent hospitality. [/fusion_text]

APBF conducted an interactive business conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”

APBF conducted a successful and an interactive business conference ” Ease of Doing Business in Pakistan – Opportunities and Challenges “. H. E. Governor of the Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana was the Chief Guest where as H. E. Yuriy R. Fedkiw U. S. Consul General in Lahore was the Guest of Honor of the first session. H. E. Engineer Khurram Dastagir Khan Minister of Commerce Government of Pakistan was the Chief Guest and H. E. E. U. Ambassador was the Guest of Honor for the second session. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President APBF briefed the concept of the conference while sharing the facts and figures of Ease of Doing Business in Pakistan as compared to rest of the world and neighbouring countries. Conference was comprised of speakers and expert panelists who gave their opinions on the topic based on their experience as the speakers and panelists sitting like ” Who is Who”. All the participants specially the Chief Guests, Guests of Honor, Speakers, Expert Panelists, Industrialists from different cities, business community, Academia, Law experts and Foreign Diplomatic Community present at the conference appreciated and applauded APBF for this conference which is a great national cause. [/fusion_text]

APBF held his Core Group Meeting for its upcoming Conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”

APBF Core Group Meeting for its upcoming Conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”. In view of the concerns of foreign and local investors along with solutions. Meeting presided by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President and attended by Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General, Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas, Mr. Tahir Malik, Mr. Asif Ali Tipoo and Mr. Amir Munir. [/fusion_text]

APBF applauds “Mr. Nafees ur Rehman Barry” for winning National Open Polo Championship

APBF applauds our Lahore Board Member Mr. Nafees ur Rehman Barry for winning National Open Polo Championship for the Quaid-e-Azam Gold Cup 2017. Final match was played between team Newage/ Master Paints and team Barry’s, it was won by Team Barry’s on 19th March, 2017. We wish him all the best and victories  in his upcoming tournaments. [/fusion_text]

H. E. Ambassador of Australia invited the APBF Bearers for participating at Australian Day

H. E. Ambassador of Australia hosted dinner and Australian Day at Lahore. H. E. Ambassador thanked Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF for participating at Australian Day and acknowledged the efforts being made by All Pakistan Business Forum and appreciated that APBF is helping Pakistani Business Community to send positive image and message to the rest of the world while conducting the conference of Ease of Doing Business in Pakistan. Also met U. S. Consul General in Lahore H. E. Yuriy R. Fedkiw and discussed the APBF conference of Ease of Doing Business In Pakistan. H. E. Yuriy also appreciated the APBF conference Intiative. [/fusion_text]

APBF participated in SMEDA 2nd International SME Conference

APBF participated in International SME Conference organised by SMEDA representing Private sector and industry. Highlighted the important role of Private Sector, Government, Diplomatic Community, International Donors and Business Community in strengthening SMEs of Pakistan. Excellent job done by Mr. Sheharyar Tahir DGM SMEDA. APBF is committed to be a part of every activity that can inspire business leaders to help build a prosperous Pakistan. Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF represented APBF at the International SME Conference. 

APBF held his Core Group Meeting for its upcoming Conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”

APBF Core Group Meeting for its upcoming Conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”. In view of the concerns of foreign and local investors along with solutions. Meeting presided by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President and attended by Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General, Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan, Mr. Asim Shaikh and Mr. Amir Munir. 

APBF sponsored International Innovation Summit

APBF sponsored International Innovation Summit and represented Industry / business community to support innovation and entrepreneurship in Pakistan, the summit was held at The University of the Punjab on 9 March, 2017. Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF along with Mr. Mohsin Jawa Board Member APBF represented APBF at the summit. 

APBF held its National Board & Lahore Board Meeting

APBF National Board Meeting was held to discuss various initiatives and on going activities in first Qtr of 2017. President Ibrahim Qureshi briefed all the APBF members re recent activities and initiatives being taken by APBF. APBF Is going to conduct a National Conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”. In view of the concerns of foreign and local investors along with solutions. Meeting presided by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President , attended by Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General, Mr. Tahir Malik, Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas, Mr. Azam Chohan, Mr. Khalid Malik, Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan and Mr. Aamir Barry National Board Members. Special thanks to Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas for an excellent hospitality. 

APBF held his Core Group Meeting for its upcoming Conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”

APBF held its Core Group Meeting for its upcoming Conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”. In view of the concerns of foreign and local investors along with solutions. Meeting presided by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President and attended by Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Sec General, Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas and Mr. Nafees Barry National and Lahore Board Members. Special thanks to Mr. Nafees ur Rehman Barry for his courteous hospitality. 

Tri Party MOU signing ceremony between APBF, ITC & PIDE

Tri Party MOU signing ceremony between All Pakistan Business Forum, Institute of Trade and Competitiveness and Pakistan Institute of Development Economics for “Joint Working to Promote Trade and Competitiveness through Policy Research, Advocacy and Implementation” as event hosted by UMT, Lahore. Mr. Abid Sherwani DG UMT, President APBF and CEO ITC Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, Mr. Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF and Mr. Asad VC PIDE signed Tri Party MOU. President APBF Mr. Ibrahim elaborated that this is needed for collaboration among the three entities which will bring the facts and figures of economical factors of our country that will lead to a road which will bring prosperity through appropriate sharing of information with all the stake holders. Mr. Abid Sherwani applauded efforts of APBF and said that such enthusiastic and optimistic forums will lead to success of our nation. Mr. Asad VC PIDE shared his views about the need of development and encouragement of our youth through right path and proper guidance. Mr. Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF highlighted the efforts of APBF and its members and assured that APBF will support all the positive activities and initiatives that will help Pakistan to become prosperous and attractive for the rest of the world. 

APBF President and General Secretary meets with South African Ambassador

His Excellency Ambassador of South Africa and His Excellency Deputy High Commissioner of South Africa meets APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi and Mr. Maaz Mahmood Secretary General for the bilateral trade and cooperation between the two countries. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi shared the idea behind the APBF upcoming conference of ” Ease of doing business in Pakistan ” and invited H. E. For the conference. H. E. Ambassador accepted the invitation and applauded APBF efforts to make Pakistan prosperous and attractive for the rest of the world to do business with Pakistani business community. 

APBF held his Core Group Meeting for its upcoming Conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”

APBF held itsCore Group Meeting for its upcoming Conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”. In view of the concerns of foreign and local investors along with solutions. Meeting presided by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President and attended by Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Sec General, Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas, Mr. Khalid Malik, Mr. Wasim Zakaria and Mr. Nafees Barry National and Lahore Board Members. Special thanks to Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas for his courteous hospitality. 

APBF delegation visited FPCCI to congratulate Mr. Manzoor Malik newly elected President FPCCI Punjab

All Pakistan Business Forum delegation led by President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi along with Secretary General Syed Maaz Mahmood and President Lahore Board Mr. Tahir Malik visited FPCCI to congratulate Mr. Manzoor Malik newly elected President FPCCI Punjab. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi appreciated Mr. Malik for his efforts and outstanding career based on dedication and devotion towards business community. Mr. Hafiz Ahsan Ahmad Khokhar Federal Ombudsman was also present at FPCCI and President APBF Mr. Qureshi also applauded his efforts and smart work to help overseas Pakistanis to resolve their issues. APBF delegation wished Mr. Malik all the best and offered him their support and energies to help build a prosperous Pakistan. 

APBF held its National Board & Lahore Board Meeting

All Pakistan Business Forum  National Board Meeting was held to discuss various initiatives and on going activities in 2017. President Ibrahim Qureshi thanked all the APBF members for making 2016 a successful year for APBF. He wished 2017 will be a great year for Pakistan and its people, he briefed Board Members about the achievements of APBF in 2016 and shared the upcoming events calendar of APBF in 2017 for its approval. APBF is going to conduct a National Conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”. In view of the concerns of foreign and local investors along with solutions. Meeting presided by Mr. Khalid Rafiq Chairman and Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President , attended by Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General, Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas, Mr. Azam Chohan, Mr. Khalid Malik, Mr. Asim Shahzad, Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan and Mr. Aamir Barry National Board Members. Prayer was offered for departed soul of the father of Mr. Khalid Malik. Special thanks to Mr. Khuram Niaz for his courteous hospitality, outstanding ambience and lavish dinner at its new roof top BBQ restaurant named as Koyla

APBF members attend the inauguration ceremony of Koyla Restaurant, Hospitality Inn Hotel Lahore

Inauguration ceremony of Koyla – The Barbecue. Ribbon and Cake cutting by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President All Pakistan Business Forum as Chief Guest and Renowned singer Mr. Waris Baig as Guest of honor along with other dignitaries. Excellent gathering, ambience and food at Koyla BBQ Hospitality Inn Hotel arranged by Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan GM Hospitality Inn. Koyla restaurant is going to be a place of enjoyment and delicious food due to its attraction at its peak. Great time spent by APBF members Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi (Chief Guest), Mr. Maaz Mahmood, Mr. Tahir Malik, Mr. Wasim Zakaria, Mr. Zain Qureshi and Uncle A. S. Qureshi and Mr and Mrs Manzar. 

APBF donated 100 foot balls for a great cause towards its youth

All Pakistan Business Forum donated 100 foot balls to add value to its efforts to bring young generation of Pakistan towards healthy activities in Karachi. APBF did this great CSR in collaboration with DAI. President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi and Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF handed over these footballs to Mr. Bilal Sheroao of DAI at APBF head office. Special thanks to Mr. Tahir Malik President APBF Lahore Board for arranging these footballs for a great cause towards its youth. 

APBF delegation participated in Italian Trade Exhibition at 07 December, 2016

All Pakistan Business Forum delegation participated in Italian Trade Exhibition in Lahore at the invitation of H.E. Stefano Pontecorvo Ambassador of Italy in Pakistan. APBF delegation met with H.E. State Minister of Italy and specially appreciated the efforts, vision and devotion of H.E. Stefano Pontecorvo to bring the two countries together in culture, trade and mutual relationships. APBF delegation comprised of Syed Maaz Mahmood Secratery General, Mr. Tahir Malik President Lahore Board, Mr. Asim Sheikh National Board, Mr. Wasim Zakaria Lahore Board, Mr. Asif Ali Tipoo National Board, Mr. M. S Babar National Board and Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan Lahore Board. APBF applauded this great initiative and assured Italian Businessmen and associations like Italian Trade Authority, AICHE, UNIDO of its strong support and coordination for their investment and technical collaboration with Pakistani Business Community to increase bilateral trade. 

Head of European Union H.E. Jean F. Cautain hosted a lunch in the honour of All Pakistan Business Forum Office bearers at 17 November, 2016

Head of European Union H.E. Jean F. Cautain hosted a lunch at his residence in the honour of All Pakistan Business Forum Office bearers. APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi and Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood represented APBF to increase bilateral trade, Technical and Vocational Education, Ease of Doing Business In Pakistan and business relationship between Pakistan and Countries of European Union. A large number of Ambassadors and Diplomats of different European countries joined this lunch in the honour of APBF led by President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi. H.E. Jean F. Cautain applauded the efforts and dedication of APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi for improving the image and perception of Pakistan to the rest of the world. Ambassadors of European Union counties endorsed that APBF is the right forum to interact for B2B investment and trade possibilities with Pakistan. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi invited all the Ambassadors to APBF upcoming conference on the topic of “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan” and thanked H.E. Jean F. Cautain for hosting the lunch and extending his courtesy and support for building strong relationship between European Union and Pakistan

APBF held Core Group Meeting for its upcoming Conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”

All Pakistan Business Forum Core Group Meeting for its upcoming Conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”. In view of the concerns of foreign and local investors along with solutions. Meeting presided by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President and attended by Mr. Syed Nabeel Hashmi National Board Member, Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Sec General, Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas, Mr. Tahir Malik, Mr. Khalid Malik, Mr. Asim Shahzad and Mr. Nafees Barry National and Lahore Board Members. Special thanks to Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas for his courteous hospitality. 

APBF meets GIZ Head to discuss increase the interaction between Pakistan Industry and GIZ

All Pakistan Business Forum led by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President meets GIZ GmbH headed by Mr. Hans-Ludwig Bruns on 10th November, 2016 to discuss increase the interaction between Industry and GIZ for technical exposure and training. Also present APBF National Board Members Mr. Syed Nabeel Hashmi, Mr. Tahir Malik, Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood, Mr. Aamir Barry, Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas, Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan and Mr. Asif Rafiq Rajwana. Great meeting and excellent image of Pakistan portrayed by APBF to GIZ. 

APBF participated in International Business Conference and Exhibition (IBCE 2016) held at Expo Center Lahore

All Pakistan Business Forum participated in IBCE 2016. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President APBF invited Italian Ambassador in Pakistan H.E. Stefano Pontecorvo to address the closing session of IBCE. Great job done by Mr. Hassan Sohaib Murad Rector UMT and Mr. Abid Shirwani DG UMT. Also present Mr. Tahir Malik President APBF Lahore Board and Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood APBF Secretary General. Excellent exhibition and image of Pakistan given by this exhibition. 

APBF held first Core Group Meeting for its upcoming Conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”

All Pakistan Business Forum held first Core Group Meeting for its upcoming Conference on “Ease of Doing business in Pakistan”. In view of the concerns of foreign and local investors along with solutions. Meeting attended by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President, Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Sec General, Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas, Mr. Tahir Malik, Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan, Mr. Wasim Zakaria and Mr. Nafees Barry National and Lahore Board Members. Special thanks to Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas for his courteous hospitality. 

APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi signs MOU with Azm-e-Pakistan, to establish a collaborative relationship with Azm-e-Pakistan

All Pakistan Business Forum President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi signs MOU with Azm-e-Pakistan, to establish a collaborative relationship with Azm-e-Pakistan. This MOU will support and Facilitate Azm-e-Pakistan for the program sports activities by contributing in-kind sports equipment’s, and other activities as agreed upon by both parties, through APBF network of Partners. 

All Pakistan Business Forum hosted a welcome dinner reception in the honor of newly appointed U. S Counsel General Lahore H.E. Yuriy R. Fedkiw at Gymkhana Lahore at October 21, 2016

All Pakistan Business Forum National Board led by President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi hosted a welcome dinner reception in the honor of newly appointed U. S. Counsel General Lahore H.E. Yuriy R. Fedkiw at Gymkhana Lahore. Mr. Robert C. Newsome Economic and Political Chief and Mr. Andrew Economic and Political Officer also graced the occasion. Also present at the event Secretary General Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood, Mr. Tahir Malik Lahore Board President, Mr. Amir Ata Barry, Mr. M. S. Babar, Mr. Khurram Niaz, Mr. Wasim Zakaria, Mr. Nafees Barry, Mr. Mian Safdar Hussain, Mr. Khalid Malik, Mr. Nazeer Hussain and Mr. Moin Bashir National And Lahore Board Members. APBF welcomed H. E. Yuriy for his appointment in Lahore and wished him good luck. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi shared the positive and potential areas where U. S. can support Pakistan in economy and its development, also briefed that Pakistan is progressing day by day. Business community is the back bone of Pakistan, people are very resilient and optimistic for a prosperous Pakistan. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi also urged that Pak Armed forces through their sacrifices and patriotism brought stability and peace to Pakistan. H. E. Yuriy thanked APBF for this graceful and auspicious welcome and assured that he will continue to work on increasing Bilateral Trade and Investment between the two countries. He stressed the need to promote the positive image of Pakistan in the world with the help and support Pakistan business community.

All Pakistan Business Forum meets with UNIDO investment promotion expert Mr. Dino at October 18, 2016

All Pakistan Business Forum led by President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi along with Secretary General Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood and Mr. Tahir Malik National Board Member meets UNIDO delegation from Italy led by Mr. Dino Fortunato Investment Promotion Expert UNIDO to increase bilateral trade between Pakistan and Italy. Mr. Dino appreciated efforts of APBF for its devotion and dedication to create a soft image of Pakistan as a potential and worthy place for investment to the foreign investors. Special thanks to Mr.Sheharyar Tahir from SMEDA for facilitating and doing his best for Pakistan.

All Pakistan Business Forum National Board & Lahore Board Meeting on October 07, 2016

All Pakistan Business Forum helds it’s National Board & Lahore Board Meeting on October 07, 2016. Meeting was chaired by President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi. Secretary General Mr. Maaz Mahmood, National Board members Ms. Ayesha Hamid, Mr. Amir Ata Barry, Mr. Agha Zaffar Abbas and the members of Lahore Board Mr.  Tahir Malik, Mr. Khalid Farooq Malik, Mr. Wasim Zakaria and and Mr. Nafees ur Rehman Barry has attend the meeting. In the meeting new APBF National and Lahore Members are introduced. Discussed the Feed Back about violent Extremism Conference. APBF audited accounts 2015-16 is discuss with members. For prosperous Pakistan MOU with Federal Ombudsman Overseas Pakistanis, Bosnian government and SMEDA will be signed in Future.

APBF delegation meets with Sheikhupura Chamber of Commerce and Industry

All Pakistan Business Forum delegation led by President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi visited The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sheikhupura on the invitation of renowned businessman and former President The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sheikhupura Mr. Manzoor Ul Haq Malik. APBF delegation included Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General, Mr. Asim Shaikh National Board Member and Mr. Tahir Malik National Board Member. The President The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sheikhupura Mr. Naveed Anwar along with Mr. Tariq Mughal former President The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sheikhupura welcomed APBF delegation and appreciated the efforts of APBF to increase the coordination among the business community of the country to help build a prosperous Pakistan. President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi briefed all of the businessmen present in the meeting about the APBF and ensured them of our full cooperation for any betterment that can help business community to add value to the country. Special and warm thanks to Mr. Manzoor Malik for a delicious lunch, hospitality and warmth of love during our visit to The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sheikhupura. 

APBF  hosted a business lunch in the honor of H.E. Mpendulo Jele Ambassador of South Africa and H.E. Michael Basson Deputy High Commissioner of South Africa in Pakistan

All Pakistan Business forum hosted a business lunch in the honor of H.E. Mpendulo Jele Ambassador of South Africa and H.E. Michael Basson Deputy High Commissioner of South Africa in Pakistan to increase bilateral trade between the two countries. Ambassador appreciated efforts of President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi for his dedication and devotion to build great image of Pakistan. Also present in the Lunch Mr. Syed Nabeel Hashmi Founding Chairman APBF, Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF, Mr. Aamir Barry National Board Member APBF, Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas National Board Member APBF, Mr. Asim Shaikh National Board Member APBF, Mr. Wasim Zakaria Lahore Board Member APBF, Mr. Asif Rafiq Rajwana Corporate Member APBF. 

APBF arranged a conference for a national cause with a topic ” Impact of Violent Extremism on Pakistan’s Economy and Potential Solution by Private Sector “

All Pakistan Business Forum under the visionary leadership of Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President APBF arranged a conference for a national cause with a topic ” Impact of Violent Extremism on Pakistan’s Economy and Potential Solution by Private Sector “. Governor of the Punjab HE Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana honoured the Industry Session as the Chief Guest, Mr. Mian Mohammad Ali President PML Trader Wing Punjab chaired the second session of Trader as Chief Guest. Feather in the Hat of APBF conference Lt. Gen ( R ) Sabahat Hussain was the Chief Guest of the concluding session and made a great speech re Pakistan and its prosperity. Also Present And honoured the conference by Mr. Robert C Newsome Political and Economic Chief US Consulate, Mr. Rizwan Khalid Butt Chairman PIE, Mr. Zubair Habib CPLC Chief, Karachi, Mr. Asad Manzoor Butt Secretary Supreme Court Bar Association, Mr. Nabeel Hashmi Chairman Thermosole Group, Mr. Haroon Ali Khan MD CHT Germany, Mr. Khurram Niaz GM Hospitality Inn Lahore, Mr. Mian Imran Masood Ex-Provincial Education Minister, Mr. Mian Haroon Masood Ex-Nazim Gujrat City, Mr. Arman Shah Advisor to CM Gilgit Baltistan and Mr. Agha Zafar Abbas Chairman Kansai Paint. Excellent gathering of renowned businessmen from national and multi national companies, different city chambers and Anjuman e Tajraan, Industrialists from different cities. Stay blessed APBF and Pakistan Zindabad. 

All Pakistan Business Forum National Board & Lahore Board Meeting on September 06, 2016

All Pakistan Business Forum helds it’s National Board & Lahore Board Meeting on September 06, 2016. Meeting was chaired by President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi. Secretary General Mr. Maaz Mahmood, Chairman Mr.Khalid Rafiq, National Board members Mr. Asim Shahzad Sheikh, Amir Ata Barry and the members of Lahore Board Mr.  Tahir Malik, and APBF Corporate Member Mr. Nazir Hussain has attend the meeting. In the meeting final preparation of Violent Extremism conference om September 08,2016 was discussed. Speakers Name, Panellist, conference moderator and gifts bags for conference guest was discussed and different duties was assigned to APBF core group team and Volunteers.

APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi signs MOU for bilateral trade with Jiaxing Zhimakaimen Economy and Trade Industrial Zone Management Co Ltd China

All Pakistan Business Forum President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi signs MOU for bilateral trade with Jiaxing Zhimakaimen Economy and Trade Industrial Zone Management Co Ltd China. Also present at the MOU signing Ceremony Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF, Mr. Asim Shaikh National Board Member and Mr. Aamir Barry National Board Member APBF. APBF appreciates efforts of SMEDA and especially Mr.Sheharyar Tahir for this facilitation to increase bilateral trade between China and Pakistan. From SMEDA Dr Naeem Rauf GM Central Support, Ms. Nadia Sethi GM Policy and Planning and Mr. Sheharyar Tahir Head External Relations Directorate honoured the occasion. 

All Pakistan Business Forum members meets with Governor Punjab Mr. Rafique Rajwana

All Pakistan Business Forum members meet with honourable Governor Punjab Mr. Rafiq rajwana and APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi shared while talking to Governor Punjab Mr. Rafique Rajwana as the head of delegation comprising members of BOD of APBF. Also, he said that infrastructure projects under the aegis of CPEC will span the length and breadth of Pakistan and it augers well; not only for the industrialists of Pakistan but skilled human resource of Pakistan also. 

 

All Pakistan Business Forum conduct core group meetings for Its upcoming conference “Impact of Violent Extremism on Pakistan’s Economy & Potential Private Sector Solutions”

All Pakistan Business Forum Core Group conducts Meeting for Its upcoming conference “Impact of Violent Extremism on Pakistan’s Economy & Potential Private Sector Solutions”. Great input and job done by all APBF members and excellent leadership by President Ibrahim Qureshi. Also present Mr.Syed Maaz Mahmood Sec General, Mr. Tahir Malik National Board Member, Mr. Asif Ali Tipoo National Board Member, Mr. Aamir Barry National Board Member and Mr. Asim Shaikh National Board Member of APBF, Mr. Khalid Farooq Malik, Mr. Mohsin Jawa Lahore Board member of APBF and Mr. Nazir Hussain Corporate Member of APBF

All Pakistan Business Forum delegation at dinner hosted by Embassy of Bosnia Herzegovina, Islamabad

All Pakistan Business Forum delegation at dinner hosted by Embassy of Bosnia Herzegovina, Islamabad. Mr. Khalid Rafiq Chairman APBF, Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President APBF, Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF, Mr. Aamir Barry National Board Member APBF, Mr. Asif Ali Tipu National Board Member APBF and Mr. Muhammad Saleem Babar national Board Member with Ambassadors of Bosnia and German at event. 

All Pakistan Business Forum National Board & Lahore Board Meeting

All Pakistan Business Forum helds it’s National Board & Lahore Board Meeting on July 29, 2016. Meeting was chaired by President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi. Secretary General Mr. Maaz Mahmood, Chairman Mr.Khalid Rafiq, National Board members Miss Aysha Hamid, Amir Ata Barry and the members of Lahore Board Mr.  Tahir Mehmood, Ch. Amjad, Muhammad Shehzad Sheikh, M.S Babar has attend the meeting. In the meeting agenda APBF has to explore new APBF Chapters in Different Cities of Pakistan and oversea’s chapter soon. 

All Pakistan Business Forum Honours outing US Consul General H.E Zachary V. Harkenrider

All Pakistan Business Forum hosts a Farewell dinner in honor of H.E Zachary Harkenrider, Consulate General of the United States, Lahore. The event was graced as Chief Guest by Governor Punjab H.E Rafique Rajwana. Chairman APBF Khalid Rafique, Secretary General Maaz Mahmood, Dr Hasan Shoaib Murad Rector University of Management and Technology shared the stage with our esteemed guests. The event was attended by 250 guests that included APBF National and city Board members, APBF Corporate Members, Leading Businessman, Government dignitaries, civil society and Media personalities. A great Speech by Zack highlighting the areas of growth in Pakistan and challenges it faces today. a great quote by Zack ” We don’t have to do everything right, only if we can do few things right”. The dinner was followed by a cultural evening. We are going to miss you Zack, you have been a great friend of Pakistan. Wish you all the best for your future endeavours. The event was covered by large number of Electronic Media and Print Media

All Pakistan Business Forum helds it’s Core Group Meeting

The All Pakistan Business Forum helds it’s Core Group Meeting on July 13, 2016. Meeting was chaired by President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi. Secretary General Mr. Maaz Mahmood, Chairman Mr.Khalid Rafiq, National Board members Miss Aysha Hamid, and the members of Lahore Board Mr.  Tahir Mehmood, Ch. Amjad, Muhammad Asif Ali has attend the meeting. In the meeting agenda APBF has to explore new business opportunities in Pakistan and  open APBF oversea’s chapter soon. 

All Pakistan Business Forum helds it’s Core Group Meeting

The All Pakistan Business Forum helds it’s Core Group Meeting on May 27th, 2016. Meeting was chaired by President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi. Secretary General Mr. Maaz Mahmood, National Board members Mr. Aamir Ata Barry, Saleem Babar, Nazir Hussain, and the members of Lahore Board Mr.  Tahir Malik, Khalid Farooq Malik, Muhammad Asif Ali has attend the meeting. In the meeting agenda APBF delegation visit to US in first week of June 2016 and APBF Conference ” Doing Business in Pakistan ” was briefly discussed. 

APBF delegation met with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Asia Head) Romania, and Senior Officials

All Pakistan Business Forum meets Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Asia Head) Romania, and Senior Officials to enhance the cooperation opportunities for business between the two countries. Earlier the delegation was hosted by the Ambassador of Pakistan in Romania at the Embassy of Pakistan. APBF delegation was led by President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi along with Secretary General Syed Maaz Mahmood, Board Member Mr. Tahir Malik and Board Member Mr. Asim Shaikh. Foreign Affairs Ministry Official appreciated the initiative taken by APBF leadership and Board to enhance business volume and turnover of bilateral trade, they further assured that Romanian Authorities will support the efforts of H. E. Emiliano Ambassador of Italy in Pakistan and APBF to promote business activities across the two countries. 

APBF delegation meets with DG Department of Foreign Trade & Defence Industry Department

All Pakistan Business Forum delegation meets Mr. Radu Zaharia Director General Department of Foreign Trade and Mr. Lucian Lazar of Defence Industry Department. APBF delegation is led by President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, Secretary General Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood, Board Member Mr. Tahir Malik and Board Member Mr. Asim Shaikh. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi emphasised both the Romanian Senior Government Officials to bring Romanian Government to support Pakistan and Romanian business community so that mutual bilateral trade and investments can be increased in next couple of years. Romanian authorities appreciated APBF dedicated efforts and ensured that their respective departments will play positive part to bring business community of both the countries closer to achieve reasonable business growth and investment. 

APBF delegation met with Director of Prahova Chamber of Commerce

All Pakistan Business Forum meets Director of Prahova Chamber of Commerce led by President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi along with Secretary General Syed Maaz Mahmood, Board Member Mr. Tahir Malik and Board Member Mr. Asim Sheikh to increase bilateral trade and investment. Delegation exchanged momentos, Mr. Ibrahim invited Prahova Chamber of Commerce to visit Pakistan to strengthen B2B across two countries. Tribute was paid to HE Emiliano Ambassador of Romania in Pakistan for his efforts to bring people of the two countries closer in trade, business and culture. 

APBF delegation visit to Romania & meetings with Chambers

All Pakistan Business Forum delegation meets President of Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and President of ILFOV Chamber of Commerce during their visit to Romania. President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi emphasised to increase bilateral trade from USD 200 Million to USD 500 Million during next two years. Delegation is led by President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi along with Secretary General Syed Maaz Mahmood, Board Member Mr. Tahir Malik and Board Member Mr. Asim Sheikh. 

APBF delegation meets Italian businessmen at Italian Foreign Affairs office Rome, Italy

APBF delegation meets Italian businessmen at Italian Foreign affairs office Rome Italy organised by the efforts and support of HE Mr. Stefano Pontecorvo Ambassador of Italy in Pakistan to increase bilateral trade and investment on both sides of the countries. President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi initiated to all the participants to invest in Pakistan as its a country full of opportunities and profitable business. He further urged to the participants to visit Pakistan and APBF can arrange B2B meetings with senior and serious business groups to enhance trade business relationships and bilateral trade. He also appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Ambassador in Italy Mr. Nadeem Riaz for his efforts to increase relationships and making the image of Pakistan better and attractive to the people of Italy. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President APBF has also delivered a convincing image of Pakistan to Italian Businessmen and top of the line Italian trade associations in Rome, Italy. A very detailed, attractive and factual image of doing business in Pakistan was portrayed by Mr. Ibrahim which has led Italian companies to seriously think about investing and collaborating with Pakistani companies. 

Ambassador of Pakistan in Italy hosted a dinner for APBF delegate members

Dinner hosted by HE Mr. Nadeem Riaz ambassador of Pakistan in Italy at Pakistan embassy in Rome Italy. Mr Ibrahim Qureshi President APBF, Syed Maaz Mahmood Secretary General APBF, Mr. Monte President Italian Trade association and APBF delegation 4 April Rome Italy. 

APBF delegation meeting with confederation of Italian Industries Rome, Italy

All Pakistan Business Forum delegation members meet with Italian industries representatives to promote the bilateral trade & investment opportunities on April 4th 2016. 

APBF delegation visit to Rome, Italy & meeting with Italian Trade Agency

All Pakistan Business Forum will take a business delegation to Italy during 1 & 2 week of April” said Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi President APBF after signing MOU with Italian Embassy at Lahore on 25 January, 2016 and a successful business visit to Italy was made by 13 delegates of APBF according to the plan laid down by the President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi. APBF delegation members meet with Italian Trade Agency to encourage for the bilateral trade & investment opportunities on April 4th 2016.  

APBF hosted the Dean of EU and Ambassador of Romania

All Pakistan Business Forum Hosted the Dean of European Union and the Ambassador of Romania H.E Emilian ion. We were pleasantly joined by the Ambassador of South Africa Mpendulo Kumalo. We were joined by the Friends of Romania, Pakistanis doing business in Romania. Along other dignitaries we were joined by Mr. Tariq Chairman APTAMA. It was a casual evening between APBF National Board, Lahore Board and Corporate members and the delegates about Bilateral Trade and investment between Romania, South Africa and Pakistan. It was also discussed to finalise a trade delegation to Romania in coming months. Ambassador Emilian Ion is a true friend of Pakistan and a great supporter of APBF. He is so passionate and committed to strengthen Bilateral trade between Pakistan and Romania. 

APBF Members meets the Fortune 500 Magazine editorial team

All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) meets with the Fortune 500 magazine editorial team over Lunch who are writing a special 20 page report on Pakistan as the next destination of Business and Investment, in there next edition of Fortune 500 magazine for Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa. The members shared there success stories and the resilience of Pakistani people and the growth opportunities in the Private Sector of Pakistan. The editorial team was very impressed with the vision and commitment of APBF members in putting Pakistan on Road to Prosperity. 

APBF National Board Members meets the Malaysian Ambassador to Pakistan

All Pakistan Business Forum meets the Malaysian Ambassador to Pakistan. The meeting took place in Lahore and was attended by the National Board Members. Topics of discussion were to increase bilateral trade and investment between two countries, knowledge sharing on Malaysia’s great success and economic prosperity. Further discussions will take place in Islamabad for sectorial segmentation with APBF. 

APBF National Board & Lahore Board Meeting

All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) held’s its National Board and Lahore Board meeting on January 29th, 2016 at Head Office. Plans for next 3 months were discussed and decided with the members for Business and trade related issues and solutions. Meeting was chaired by Mr. Khalid Rafiq with President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi. Secretary General Mr. Maaz Mahmood, National Board members Mr. Aamir Ata Barry, Saleem Babar, Nazir Hussain, and Members of Lahore Board Mr. Amjad Chaudhry President Lahore Board, Tahir Malik,  Mohsin Ali Jawa, Khalid Farooq Malik has attend the meeting. Mr. Nazir Hussain has briefed to the National Board on the APBF Overseas Chapter working.

APBF & Embassy of Italy in Pakistan Signed MOU

The Embassy of Italy in Pakistan has signed a MOU with All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) in Lahore aimed at establishing and promoting trade links through mutual collaboration in the areas of common interests.
Italian Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Stefano Pontecorvo and APBF President Ibrahim Qureshi signed the MoU during a ceremony held here.
According to the MoU, APBF and the Italian Embassy have reached an understanding to cooperate in key developmental areas like; promotion of mutual trade links, facilitation of closer understanding between the business communities of Italy and Pakistan, facilitation of B2B meetings and visits of business delegates, increasing educational ties and working in collaboration for social development. 

APBF hosted a meeting for Canadian delegation headed by Ms. Allison Stewart

All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) hosts Ms Allison Stewart Counsellor Commercial & Political of Canada at Islamabad High commission with her full team cross Pakistan in Lahore to discuss opportunities for Bilateral trade and investments. Sectorial specific segments were discussed including, Green Energy, Education, information Technology, Oil & Gas, Agriculture. health and infrastructure development to boost trade from $700 million up to $1.5 billion. She complimented APBF for its efforts and commitment for providing credible match making for private sector and market access. 

APBF hosted a meeting for Canadian delegation headed by Mr. Patrick Brown

All Pakistan Business Forum hosted a breakfast meeting for the Canadian Delegation headed by Mr. Patrick Brown, leader of the opposition Ontario, Canada Parliament, along with Salma Ata Ullah Jan, first Pakistani women senator in Canada, Samir Dossal President Canada Pakistan Business Counsel, Andrew Turner acting High Commission of Canada in Pakistan and other Canadian delegates. The discussion was focused on increasing Bilateral Trade between the two countries from 700 million to at least 1.5 Billion in 2016. Sectors to boost trade include education, health, technology, Environment and Energy. It was agreed to setup sector focus group. Patrick Brown invited to host the APBF delegation to Canada in April 2016 to formalize potential Business opportunities. 

APBF met with Italian Trade Commissioner

All Pakistan Business Forum met with Italian Trade Commissioner Mr. Ricardo Monti in Islamabad. Our compliments to the Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Stefano Pontecorvo, for this initiative and inviting a 16 member sectorial delegation of APBF and extending his full support to APBF. A detail presentation was was presented to the trade commissioner and the Ambassador and his team, highlighting the areas of potential collaboration to increase bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. We are exited to build a long term relationship with Italy for economic prosperity. A very special thanks to The Italian Ambassador and all the APBF members who attended an early morning meeting. Together we will make a difference . 

APBF met with Italian Ambassador

All Pakistan Business Forum met with the new Italian Ambassador to Pakistan H.E Stefano Pontecorvo in Islamabad. He has a passion to promote trade and investment between Pakistan and Italy and grow the bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. Really looking forward to working with him and his office to reach our mutual goals and promoting soft image of Pakistan. 

APBF hosted a lunch for ambassadors

All Pakistan Business Forum hosted a lunch for 22 ambassadors in Islamabad, some who were leaving and some who just arrived in the country. Special thanks to the Dean of European Union and ambassador of Romania Mr. Emiliano, who is a great supporter and mentor of APBF for hosting the lunch at his residence and inviting the diplomatic community. It was a great interaction between APBF National and Islamabad Board members and the Diplomatic community for bilateral trade and investment in Pakistan. 

APBF hosted a high power Nigerian Govt delegation

All Pakistan Business Forum hosted a high power Nigerian government delegation who visited Pakistan on the request of President of Pakistan The Nigerian delegation was headed by “Senator Dr. Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, Former Ambassador of Nigeria to Pakistan Mr. Dauda Danladi, acting Nigerian Ambassador Mr. Oyodele along with government and private sector delegates. APBF National Board members and Lahore Board members greeted the delegation and had a very Interactive dialogue for boosting trade and investment between the two countries. It was agreed that next year APBF will visit Nigeria with a trade and business delegation to finalize opportunities for Bilateral trade. 

APBF National Board & Lahore Board Meeting

All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) held’s its National Board and Lahore Board meeting on October 29th, 2015 at Head Office. Plans for next 3 months were discussed and decided with the members for Business and trade related issues and solutions. Meeting was chaired by Mr. Khalid Rafiq with President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi. Secretary General Ms. Ayesha Hamid, NB member Mr. Aamir Ata Barry, Mr. Amjad Chaudhry President Lahore Board, Mr. Irfan Ali and Mr. Maaz Mehmood Members Lahore Board has attend the meeting.

Meeting between APBF & Telenor

In lengthen of relationship and in the light of signed MOU between APBF and Telenor, on Monday 26th October, 2015 a meeting was takes place at Telenor Regional Office Lahore. APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, CEC Member Mr. Aamir Ata Barry and Lahore Board Member Mr. Maaz Mahmood and from Telenor Regional Team Mr. Hashim Butt, Mr. Faisal Alvi, Mr. Asim Ali Mamoon, Ms. Sundas Butt and others has attend the meeting.

Topics were discussed in order to formalize relationship with APBF on a national level and establishing a strategic Business relationship between two organizations. Telenor has discussed on some products that we would like to offer to all our Members. One is the “easy Paisa Program”, which includes Saving, Financing & Insurance, Payments and other solutions. Second product is “The Business Solutions” which are related to the communication.

Telenor and APBF believe that together working with the industry there are a lot of efforts and information that can we reached. In this regard APBF & Telenor agreed to make a combine team to work place on packages & solutions for APBF members. 

Meeting With Ambassador of Portugal

APBF Secretary General Ms. Ayesha Hamid meets with his Excellency the Ambassador of Portugal and his wife for discussing exchange of business delegations between the two countries.

Pakistan Say Paris Tak

APBF Secretary General Ms. Ayesha Hamid attends COP 21 “Pakistan Say Paris Tak” to support solution for extreme climate change and environmental issues. She was invited by the Embassy of France and Environment Ministry of Pakistan.

APBF Financially Support Pakistan Federation Baseball

All Pakistan Business Forum financially support to Pakistan Federation Baseball, sponsored by the Embassy of JAPAN for Olympic tournament to be held in Taiwan China. Chairman APBF Mr. Khalid Rafiq has present the Cheque, Secretary General APBF Ms. Ayesha Hamid, APBF National Board Members Mr. Nabeel Hashmi, Mr. Mian Imran Masood, Lahore Board Member Mr. Maaz Mahmood and President Gujrat Board Mr. Haroon Masood were also present in the event.

APBF hosts lunch for Ambassador of Portugal

All Pakistan Business Forum hosts lunch in honor of the Portugal Ambassador and discussed terms of an agreement for bilateral trade between Pakistan and Portugal. Chairman APBF Mr. Khalid Rafiq, Secretary General Ms. Ayesha Hamid, Chairperson on Diplomatic Liaison Committee Mr. Mian Imran Masood, Lahore Board Member Mr. Maaz Mahmood and President Gujrat Board Mr. Haroon Masood were present in the meeting.

APBF and Embassy of Nigeria Signed MOU

All Pakistan Business Forum signed a strategic Partnership agreement with the Ambassador of Nigeria in Lahore. This Partnership is geared toward promoting trade and investment between the two countries. Nigeria has so much to offer to Pakistani Businessman with opportunities in all sectors. What a great presentation shared by the His Excellency Dauda Danladi. The discussion also focused on joint ventures and B2B meetings followed by trade delegations to respective countries. The Ceremony was attended by APBF Chairman Khalid Rafiq, National Board members, Lahore Board, Islamabad Board, Corporate and associate members. The Nigerian Embassy had 4 delegates attending the event.

APBF National Board Meeting

All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) held’s its National Board meeting on August 18th, 2015 at Hospitality Inn Hotel. Topics were discussed in the meeting for about ease of doing business in Pakistan, Facilitating local investors, tax reforms need to improve, inconsistent government policies. Future strategy was also discussed with the members for Business and trade related Issues, solutions, meetings with Government authorities, donors and foreign delegates.

APBF Lahore Board Meeting

APBF Lahore Board Meeting was held on August 11th, 2015 at APBF Secretariat under the Chairmanship of Mr. Khalid Rafiq.

Chairman has welcomed to all the Lahore Board Members. APBF President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi was also present in the meeting. In the meeting the agenda and plan for year 2015 was discussed. Importance of classification of sectors while registering of members is highlighted by Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi to make it categorized enabling board to have clear data base accordingly. This need is elaborated and agreed by all the respected board members after detail discussion.

President Lahore Board Mr. Muhammad  Amjad  Chaudhry also wished all the team members good times and assured Chairman and President of full involvement and efforts to perform at its best. He added that team work is very important and every member of Lahore Board is important and he will lead all of the members with full dedication and support.

In concluding remarks Chairman once again wished all the board members best of luck with inspirational and motivational complements to all of the board members and suggested all the members to put in their best efforts to achieve our goal of prosperous Pakistan.

APBF National Board Members meet with Nigerian Ambassador

The Nigerian Ambassador in Islamabad invited the APBF President, Secretary General Ayesha Hamid, National Board Members. Islamabad chapter President Dr. Inam Ul Haq and Secretary General Naeem Murtaza to discuss opportunities for bilateral trade and investment. The Ambassador gave a 30 minute presentation on opportunities existing for Pakistani businesses in Nigeria. To strengthen the relationship between the Nigerian Embessey and APBF a strategic Business Agreement will follow through soon. The Ambassador presented a souvenir to the President of APBF for his role to strengthen Bilateral Trade between Nigeria and Pakistan.

APBF National Board meet with Ambassadors

All Pakistan Business Forum National Board Members meet Ambassadors of Japan, Kenya, Morocco, France, Argentina, Romania, Bosnia, Portugal, Cuba and U.S. Embessey Econ head to strengthen bilateral trade and investments between Pakistan and there respective countries. Economic growth and increase of trade is a focused agenda of APBF for a prosperous Pakistan.

APBF hosts Iftar Dinner

The All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) is a vibrant business association which promotes and protects the interests of the business community and industry. Recently the National Board meeting of the APBF was conducted, to discuss the next 6 months strategy, with enthusiastic participation from all board members, representing high-profiled enterprises, associations and institutions, belonging to numerous industrial sectors, from all over Pakistan. The board meeting followed by an Iftar Dinner, was also graced by a large number of Diplomats, Political figures, Businessman, Academia and prominent media persons.

APBF and UMT signed MOU

All Pakistan Business Forum and University of Management and Technology signs a MOU for a collaborative approach between Business and Academia. The MOU was signed by President APBF Ibrahim Qureshi and UMT Senior Chancellor Abid Sherwani. This MOU will build strong linkages between industry and academia.

APBF National Board meeting

The All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) held its National Board meeting on July 8th 2015 to discuss the next 6 months strategy, with enthusiastic participation from all board members, representing high-profiled enterprises, associations and institutions, belonging to numerous industrial sectors, from all over Pakistan. During the meeting, the APBF bid farewell to its out-going Chairman Haroon Khawaja, who has successfully finished his tenure. On the occasion, the members of APBF National Board also elected Khalid Rafiq as the new chairman.
Khalid Rafiq is a seasoned entrepreneur, representing the Habib Rafiq Group of Industries, with major engineering ventures in power generation, petro-chemicals and infrastructure development. President of APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi welcomed the newly-elected Chairman and expressed his hopes that the new dynamic leader will perpetuate the robust growth of APBF. He urged the business community to work more cohesively.

The board meeting followed by an Iftar Dinner, Shields were also presented to MR. Haroon Khawaja in recognition of “Outstanding support and leadership”. And APBF Secretary General Ayesha Hamid in recognition of “Making APBF Summit 2015 a great success” 

APBF and Romanian Embassy sign MoU to promote trade and culture

All Pakistan Business Forum and Romanian Embassy sign MOU to promote trade & culture The MoU Signing ceremony was chaired by His Excellency Mr. Ion Emilian Ambassador of Romania along with the President APBF – Ibrahim Qureshi. In order to achieve its developmental objectives, APBF has recently entered into a valuable collaboration with the Romanian Embassy in Pakistan. Ibrahim Qureshi President APBF informed the media that; “Over the years, APBF has made numerous valuable contributions towards the progress and growth of the national economy. We are making consistent efforts to identify and engage resourceful organizations and entrepreneurs, to create new opportunities and mutual benefits through our shared values and wisdom.”

All Pakistan Business Forum Annual Summit 2015

ALL PAKISTAN BUSINESS FORUM held its national Business Summit for the year 2015 on May 27th, at the Marriott Hotel which was a resounding success! The Speaker National Assembly, Sardar. Ayaz Sadiq was the chief guest who has encouraged the business community of APBF to bring delegations to the Speakers office with suggestions for the way forward for Pakistan and he will welcome them in his office. Mr. Rodolfo Martin Saravia, the Dean of Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of Argentina ,was the Guest of Honor who supported the initiatives of APBF fully and committed to working towards a strong and productive relationship between APBF and the diplomatic community in Pakistan. Mr. Michael Foley the CEO of Telenor was also the guest of honor and a special guest as Telenor was a platinum sponsor along with other sponsors for the event.”

Fundraiser Fashion Show organized by the Paper Miracles Islamabad in collaboration with APBF and RCIR

Fundraiser Fashion Show organized by the Paper Miracles at the Marriott Hotel, in collaboration with All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) and Rotary Club of Islamabad Renaissance (RCIR), to raise funds for marginalized women, including paraplegic survivors of the 2005 earthquake.

Ibrahim Qureshi, President of All Pakistan Business Forum who walked along with the ambassadors said, “APBF is proud to sponsor and support such a meaningful initiative which is positively impacting lives.”

APBF President and GS Ayesha Hamid hosted a fireside chat on accountability issues

APBF President Ibrahim Qureshi and Secretary General, Ayesha Hamid hosted a fireside chat on accountability issues and the ways to implement, with Open-Lahore, ABF, EDAS members and former minister of Punjab with a delegation from Nepal and USA.

President APBF M. Ibrahim Qureshi is receiving the Shield

Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, President All Pakistan Business Forum is receiving the shield from Mian Aamir Mehmood for his remarkable work and education in the field of information technology, on 17th convocation of University of Central Punjab.

APBF & OPEN – Lahore hosted a dinner and networking session 

APBF and OPEN – Lahore hosted a dinner and networking session for OPEN – Global President Mr. Dilawar Syed at the residence of Miss Ayesha Hamid Secretary General of APBF. It was attend by APBF National & Lahore Board, U.S Consulate General Zackary Harkenrider and his officials, ABF Members and the Business Entrepreneurs of Lahore.

APBF Islamabad Board Members were invited by US Consul General KPK/FATA

APBF Islamabad Board members, Imran Shauket, Jahangir Sherpao and Sardar Mehmood, were invited by Jon Danilowicz, U.S. Consul General, KP/FATA, to a reception at the Consulate in Peshawar. The event was held to welcome the newly arrived Deputy Director/US-AID for KP/FATA, Kevin Brownawell. The APBF delegation spent an hour in a private informal session with US CG, Kevinl, and Lizzie Threlkeld, Vice Consul, KP/FATA.  After the informal meeting, they joined the CG in greeting other visitors and dignatories to the Consulate for a sumptuous dinner.

APBF and Telenor meet on mutual issues to partner for public service

All Pakistan Business Forum President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, General Secretary Ayesha Hamid and members met with the Telenor Regional Team which included Mr. Hashim Butt and Mr. Rehan Ahmad Akhtar, topics were discussed in order to formalize relationship with All Pakistan Business Forum on a national level and establishing a strategic Business relationship between two organizations.

Challenges in attracting Foreign Investments to Pakistan: Jang Economic Forum

All Pakistan Business Forum President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, General Secretary Ayesha Hamid and National Board Member Mr. Mian Imran Masood were invited to the Jang Economic Forum, former foreign finance minister Mr. Salman Shah was also present. Participants talked about how to attract the foreign investment to Pakistan and what are some of the key challenges to resolve and attract foreign investment to Pakistan. Topic were discussed in the meeting for about ease of doing business in Pakistan, Facilitating local investors, tax reforms need to improve, inconsistent government policies are one of the major cause, Power and law & order, implementation on Contractual Agreements by the judiciary is also a major area required to improve for inflow of investment in Pakistan.

Meeting with the Ministry of Climate Change

A meeting was held in the Ministry of Climate Change on 19th February with all Foreign and donor agencies. The Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, chaired it.

The Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change welcomed the participants and explained the purpose of this meeting. Some of the aspects for such collaboration raised by the Secretary included; Taking up process of coordination, prevision of technical support to each chapter, help in formulation of textual suggestions and streamlining the text of UNFCCC for the new agreement to be finalized in Paris this year.

Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, President All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) expressed the desire for educating the private sector through greater interactions during this process and extended the support of all their chapters across Pakistan for this effort.

The Ministry of Climate Change and many International organizations very well received this early initiative of the APBF. The President APBF pledged specific institutional level and expert level support, and assured the participants an active support by the Industry across Pakistan. A steering Committee has been established at the Ministry of Climate constituting of International Donors, Government officials and APBF National President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi to setup a roadmap in weeks to come.

All Pakistan Business Forum members meets with the U.S Consul General

The All Pakistan Business Forum members meets with the U.S. Consul General Lahore Mr. Zach and other officials of the US Consulate, under the leadership of Chairman APBF Mr. Haroon Khawaja. President Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi, General Secretary Ayesha Hamid,  National board members and Board members from Islamabad, Multan and Lahore were present. In the meeting Bilateral Trade and Investment were the focus of discussion, Increasing B2B contacts, soft image of Pakistan and the role of Donor agencies to be strengthened and made more productive in Pakistan”.

All Pakistan Business Forum National Board Meeting

All Pakistan Business Forum National Board Meeting took place at APBF Secretariat on 30th January 2015. In the meeting the agenda and plan for year 2015 was discussed. Calendar for Q 1 and Media strategy, Budget and Events were approved unanimously by all Board Members.

APBF Hosted Lunch for Ambassadors

All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) Hosted an afternoon Bonfire and lunch for the French Ambassador, Swiss Ambassador, Australian Ambassador, Japanese Ambassador and German Donor Education head @ the Whispering Pines Islamabad. Topics for economic growth, bilateral trade and projecting a positive image of Pakistan were discussed. Special thanks to Imran Shaukat Islamabad President (APBF) and the Executive committee for making it a great progress.

OPEN Lahore Entrepreneur Summit

President APBF Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi was the Keynote Speaker at OPEN lahore 2nd annual Entrepreneur Summit 2015.

French Ambassador hosted dinner for APBF Board Members

All Pakistan Business Forum Board Members were invited by her Excellency Madame Martin Dorance Garnier the Ambassador of France to Pakistan and Monsieur  Philippe Garnier over dinner at there residency in Islamabad. Bilateral trade and investment investment areas and projection of Soft and Positive image of Pakistan in France were discussed. The APBF Board was headed by The National President Mr. M. Ibrahim Qureshi, General Secretary Ayesha Hamid, Mian Imran Masood, Imran Shaukat (President Islamabad), Rehman Hamid, Zeenat Ayesha and Former Ambassador Qazi Humayun were present.

MOU Between APBF & CPBC

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) and the Canada Pakistan Business Council (CPBC) through their presidents Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi and Mr. Samir Dossal respectively. It was witnessed by the Board Members of both forums under the auspicious blessings of Mr, Haroon Khawaja , Chairman APBF and Ms. Salma Ataullahjan Senator of Ontario, Canada. This was the start of not only bi-lateral economic and political ties between the two countries but also a new horizon opening to facilitate, through these forums, the business, agriculture, farming, IT , education and trade communities of both countries. Both sides pledged to support and help each other in every way possible to strengthen the agenda of the MOU.

APBF Lahore Office Opening

APBF Head Office Lahore opening at EDEN Heights Jail Road Gulberg Lahore.

APBF Launched

Lahore—Presidents of 16 chambers of commerce and industries of Punjab have on Saturday formally announced the “All Pakistan Business Forum.” Representatives of Commerce and industry along with prominent businessmen attended the meeting chaired by Haroon Khawaja, Chairman, Chief Minister’s Special Initiatives Entity.