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DAWN NEWS: UKPCCI lands in Karachi, donates Plane to PIA & upgrades fleet software free of charge

14:53 22 April in News updates, Row 2

LAHORE: The UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UKPCCI) on Sunday announced to invest £200m in Pakistan under which it would operate an aircraft of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) under the public-private partnership.

It would invest £140m in the government’s Naya Pakistan Housing Project and other segments of real estate while paying attention to the textile sector also.

The announcement was made by UKPCCI President Amjad Khan and Secretary Mian Wahidur Rehman at a news conference at the Lahore Press Club on Sunday.

They said the selected areas for investment, included the PIA, housing, education and health, tourist destinations in Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, halal food restaurants chain, a food processing plant in Malir, Karachi, and Sialkot’s surgical and sports goods. They said the chamber’s director, Syed Siraaj Ahmad, would provide free-of-cost software to improve the PIA management. Under the initial negotiations, the administrative matters of the PIA plane, which the chamber wanted to operate, would rest with it and the PIA would handle its operations.

Original Article can be found at https://www.dawn.com/news/1476156

For more information on the UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce, please email info@ukpcci.net