Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott today congratulated the two most active and largest business councils focused on Pakistan – Australian trade relations for their signing a memorandum of understanding.
A meeting held during Expo Pakistan 2013 in Karachi, on 28 September saw Hills based businessman Kashif Amjad, Senior Vice President of the Pakistan Australia Business Council (www.pabc.org.au) and Pervez Madrasawala, President of the Pakistan Australia Business Forum (www.pabf.com.pk) reach agreement on co-operation in their pursuit of economic opportunities into the future.
Mr Elliott, the Patron of the Pakistan Australia Business Forum, said the agreement would create a streamlined effort in creating economic opportunities between Pakistan and Australia.
“By having these two associations come together, opportunities for economic growth and co-operation between businesses in Pakistan and Australia will encourage further investment in the Asia-Pacific region.” Mr Elliott said.
Mr Amjad expressed his thanks to Ms Nicola Watkinson, Director of South Asia for Austrade, Mr Tahir Mahmood, Austrade Manager Sindh, and Mr Azhar Shah, Country Manager Austrade Pakistan, for their guidance on this step.
Mr Amjad also expressed his gratitude to Mr Madrasawala and his team.
“This would not have happened without the help of TDAP and, in particular, Mr Abdul Aziz Uqaili, for having a PABC representative at the Expo for this historic event,” Mr Amjad said.
“The entire PABC executive team look forward to further improving Pakistan Australia trade relations over the coming years and making significant announcements at next year’s EXPO.”