LAHORE : Pakistan Tuesday nominated seasoned and veteran trade leader
Iftikhar Ali Malik to clinch the much coveted and prestigious presidency at SAARC Chamber of Commerce for two
year term 2020-21– the apex body In South Asia while Engineer Daroo Khan Achakzai as Vice
Iftikhar Malik has been associated with this chamber since 1990 and remained its Vice President
for eight consecutive years and currently holding the position of Senior Vice President.
Commenting on this new development, Iftikhar Malik said this would be great honor for Pakistan
and proud yet humbled to accept this prestigious position of Presidency at SAARC Chamber of
Commerce and Industry.
He also said SAARC CCI is a political and trade block which has overall population little over 1.7
billion with enormous unutilized natural and human resources. As we all know the engine of the growth
of the south Asia is the private sector of SAARC member countries. Therefore, the development and
the progress of the SAARC member countries cannot be separated from the development and
progress of the private sector of the SAARC member countries.
“In this context, under my Presidency, I would focus on trade and investments both unilaterally
and bilaterally in short term and long term targets to bring “SAARC” brand shining in the world
Economy to be the strongest and best chamber in the world in year 2030,” he added.
India,Bangladesh,Sri Lanka,Nepal,Bhutan,Maldives,Afghanistan and Pakistan are members of
Chamber and presidentship rotates in all member states.
Iftikhar Ali Malik aged 78 also remained Presidents of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of
Commerce and Lahore Chamber and has been active in trade politics since 1975.He held a number of key
assignment and worked dedicated and selflessly without getting any perks throughout his life