UAE Consulate in Karachi Karachi Businessmen to Get Visas Within One Working Day Suleman Chawla, Acting President FPCCI

Karachi (PR): Mr. Suleman Chawla, Acting President FPCCI, has welcomed the opening and operationalization of UAE’s biggest visa center in Asia in their Karachi Consulate; and, termed it a milestone in fostering the people-to-people (P2P) and business-to-business (B2B) relations between the .two brotherly countries.

Mr. Suleman Chawla maintained that this singular step will go a long way to encourage Pakistani businessmen, entrepreneurs, investors, exporters, tourists and students to opt for various states .of UAE as their preferred destination for business and tourism

Mr. Suleman Chawla, SVP FPCCI, added that Pakistan, as per the latest census, is a country of 249.56 million; and, Karachi is its business, industrial, shipping, commercial and financial hub – and, FPCCI appreciates H. E. Bakheet Ateeq AlRemeithi, Consul General of UAE in Karachi, for his visionary, .proactive and facilitative role for the business community of Pakistan in general and Karachi in particular

Mr. Shabbir Mansha, VP FPCCI, highlighted that UAE is a very important destination for the export of Pakistani skilled and semi-skilled workforce; and, one of the top contributors of workers’ remittances for Pakistan. Therefore, UAE is a very important friendly country for Pakistan to maintain foreign exchange reserves; employment opportunities; strategic environment and helping Pakistan avoid balance of .payments crisis through warding off default on its external liabilities

H. E. Bakheet Ateeq AlRemeithi informed the FPCCI delegation that businessmen to start getting UAE visas within one working day with minimum required documentation; and, he is, in his personal & official capacities, is all committed to enhance B2B relations; chamber-to-chamber linkages; trade promotion .activities; joint ventures; industrial collaborations and travel & tourism between the two countries

H. E. Bakheet Ateeq AlRemeithi also invited business community of Karachi to approach him directly in case of any issues, complaints and delays. He also termed the new facility as customer & !business-friendly with no hidden charges – whatsoeve

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