P&G Regional team visits the OICCI

P&G Regional persons, Ramy Zaki, Regional Director, Global Government Relations, ME, Africa & South Asia, Turki M. Bin Moammar, Government Relations, Public Policy Group Manager, ME & Pakistan, accompanied by Ms. Amar Abbasi, Legal Counsel/Government Relations Leader and Hassan Fawad, P&G Pakistan, visited the OICCI on May 22, 2018 to learn about Chamber’s perspective of the country’s business climate and views/experience in dealing with government officials.

After a brief introduction about the OICCI profile and activities of the Chamber, OICCI CE/Secretary General, M. Abdul Aleem shared with the visitors, results of the OICCI sponsored Business Confidence Index survey, wave 15, released in November 2017, which shows that the business community confidence has gone up by a good margin as compared to the last survey, a couple of points from the OICCI members Perception and Investment Survey 2017, Net FDI in Pakistan vs OICCI members capital investment in the last five years, snapshot of OICCI listed members success story reflected in the very good CAGR during the period 2009-16 and the key OICCI recommendations to the government for a more conducive Business environment.

Ramy Zaki shared his views on the potential of Pakistan to become a regional business Hub from where MNCs could export to other countries. He said this would be possible if cost of doing business in Pakistan is brought down through competitive taxation regime, simplified regulatory procedures, regular and transparent inter-action of the business community with government officials and regular communication on matters of interest to foreign investors.

The P&G team thanked OICCI for the presentation and sharing other information.

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The Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI) serves as the national point of reference for foreign investors in Pakistan. Established in 1860 as the Karachi Chamber of Commerce, it is the oldest of the existing chambers.