Sialkot, November 09, 2020 (PPI-OT): Dr. Reza Baqir, Governor State Bank of Pakistan visited the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry along with his team including Ms. Seema Kamil, Deputy Governor, Mr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan, Managing Director SBP BSC, and Mr. Arshad Mehmood Bhatti, Director Exchange Policy Department.
Mr. Qaiser Iqbal Baryar, President Chamber welcomed the delegation of the State Bank of Pakistan and appreciated the initiatives of the State Bank of Pakistan taken during the COVID-19 pandemic under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Reza Baqir. Various issues including Access to Finance for SMEs, Establishment of EXIM Bank, Back to Back L/C, Settlement of time-barred DLTL Cases, Mechanism for payment of DLTL Claims, Special Financing Scheme for Sialkot Tannery Zone, Payment Gateway for Exporters, Reforms in Trade Offices of Commercial Banks and Cash Margin on Imports were discussed. Mr. Baryar briefed the Governor that the industry of Sialkot had full potential to double its exports in the years to come yet required the support of the Government.
Dr. Reza Baqir, Governor SBP, while addressing the business community, lauded the role of Sialkot in the National Economy. He assured his all-out support to the Exporters and said that his team would always be there to enhance linkages and to resolve the issues of the Industry. He said that SME Financing and Export Promotion were his biggest priorities and that the State Bank of Pakistan would always strive to facilitate the Industry.
The Governor also gave a briefing on various facilitative measures taken by the SBP to promote Industrialization and businesses across the country. All of the issues taken up by President Chamber were deliberated upon at length by the senior management of SBP including Ms. Seema Kamil, Deputy Governor, Mr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan, MD SBP BSC, and Mr. Arshad Mehmood Bhatti, Director Exchange Policy Department.
For more information, contact:
Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)
Shahrah-e-Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat, Sialkot – 51310, Pakistan
Fax: +92-52-4268835, +92-52-4267919