On April 26, 2021, Mr. Qaisar Iqbal Baryar, President SCCI, Mr. Fazal Jilani, Chairman, and Mian Amin Ahsan, CEO, AIRSIAL presented souvenir to Mr. Shakil Ahmed Khan for being elected as President of the Sialkot Tax Bar Association for the year 2021-22. President Sialkot Chamber also extended his best wishes and heartiest felicitations to Senior Vice President and Vice President Sialkot Tax Bar Association.
On April 22, 2021, A webinar was arranged between the Sialkot Chamber and The Chamber of Importers of the Argentine Republic (CIRA) on the Sports Goods Industry. Mr. Qaisar Iqbal Baryar briefed the participants about the Industry of Sialkot and milestones achieved by the Sports Goods Industry and also proposed CIRA to sign an MOU for future collaborations and exchange of delegations. Lic. Ruben Garcia, President, CIRA assured President, Sialkot Chamber of his full consent in alliance for the promotion of the Sports Goods Industry of Sialkot.
On April 22, 2021, Mr. Tahir Majid Kapur, Chairman, Departmental Committee on Dry port / Airport/ Shipping / Railways/ Transportation presided over a meeting to discuss the matter related to Shipping and Transportation. Mr. Qaisar Iqbal Baryar, President, SCCI and Mr. Ansar Aziz Puri, Vice President, SCCI were also present in the briefing. Representatives from Sialkot dry port terminal and other members of SCCI also participated the meeting.
On April 22, 2021, Mr. Zulifqar Ghuman, Commissioner, Gujranwala, Mr. Abdul Ghaffar Qaisarani, District Police Office, Sialkot and Mr. Tahir Farooq, Deputy Commissioner, Sialkot visited Sialkot Chamber for a session with members of the Chamber. Mr. Qaisar Iqbal Baryar, President, SCCI warmly welcomed the honorable guests and lauded Mr. Zulifqar Ghuman for his commendable services rendered in Administration, Management and other Departments of Government. President Sialkot Chamber requested the Commissioner, Gujranwala to provide special facilitation to Sialkot on issues pertaining to early execution of the projects like Sialkot Industrial Zone, Sialkot Ring Road, Shahab Pura Chowk overhead bridge, Pasrur road and Wazirabad Road. Mr. Zulfiqar Ghuman assured all his possible support in execution and early completion of above projects highlighted by the President Sialkot Chamber.
On April 18, 2021, Sialkot Chamber in collaboration with Al-khidmat Foundation organized the Ramadan Ration Packs Distribution ceremony wherein, Over 500 Ration Packs were distributed among poor families. Mr. Abdul Shakoor, President, Al-Khidmat Foundation also graced the event. Presiding over the ceremony, Mr. Qaisar Iqbal Baryar, President, SCCI said that every year during the Holy month of Ramadan, Sialkot Chamber has been distributing ration packs among the communities including vulnerable, destitute, orphans, and widows all across the city.
On April 8, 2021, An MOU signing Ceremony was held between SCCI and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Wherein, PIA joins hands with SCCI to offer exclusive services to corporate travelers, by introducing its corporate loyalty program; “Award+ Executive”. Mr. Qaisar Iqbal Baryar, President, SCCI welcomed honorable guest Mr. Aasim Imtiaz, District Manager, PIA. During the session, President SCCI endorsed PIA initiative to facilitate business community of Sialkot.
On April 8, 2021, Mr. Qaisar Iqbal Baryar, President, SCCI chaired a seminar on “CHINA PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR (CPEC) Project, Prospects and Opportunities” at Sialkot Chamber in collaboration with “Think Pakistan. President SCCI praised the CPEC project and also said that Sialkot Industrial Zone would be established within Golden Economic Triangle region comprising of Gujranwala, Sialkot & Wazirabad and Gujrat, which would have all the facilities and amenities for exporters which would be connected with CPEC. During the seminar, Miss Ayesha Syed, CEO, Skillerz Connect and Dr. Abdullah Yasir, GC University Lahore briefed about CPEC as a framework of regional connectivity. Dr. Ishtiaq Gondal, University of Punjab, Lahore mentioned that under the CPEC project, China has intended $76 billion dollar investment to rapidly upgrade Pakistan's required infrastructure and strengthen its economy by the construction of modern transportation networks, numerous energy projects, and special economic zones. President SCCI said that participants would have gained insights from the seminar about the strategic and economic significance of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for both countries.
On the delightful occasion of Pakistan day, A cake cutting ceremony was held at SCCI under Departmental Committee on Religious and Cultural Affair on March 23, 2021. While addressing the participant Mr. Khuram Aslam, Senior Vice President, SCCI said that each year 23rd March was celebrated throughout the country with great passion to recall the accomplishments and untiring efforts of our forefathers and leaders for passing the Pakistan Resolution on 23rd March 1940, which laid the foundation of independence of separate country for Muslim of Sub-Continent to live with sovereignty and integrity.
On 18th March 2021, the 19th Finance Committee meeting of the Export Development Fund (EDF) Board, was held under the Chairmanship of Honorable Mr. Abdul Razzak Dawood, Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Ministry of Commerce, Pak Secretariat. Wherein, Senior Vice President SCCI, Mr. Khurram Aslam appreciated the approval of funds for the continuation of the Child Labor Elimination Program initiated for the Soccer Ball Industry of Sialkot.