Pakistan, Malaysia sign MoU to hold business gala next year

ISLAMABAD, Oct 23 (APP): The E-commerce Gateway of
Pakistan, and OIC International Business Centre of Malaysia have signed an MoU
to jointly organize a business and investment gala titled, Muslim Big, in Putra
World Trade Centre, Malaysia from June 4 to 6, 2010.  The MoU was signed by
Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President of E-Commerce Gateway Pakistan and Dato Raja
Mohamad, President of OIC International Business Centre of Malaysia in an
impressive ceremony held at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur on

Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir, Deputy Minister of International
Trade and Industry, Malaysia witnessed the signing ceremony.

As per MoU, E-Ccommerce Gateway and OIC International
Business Centre of Malaysia will organize Exhibition and Conference in Kuala
Lumpur to promote business and investment, specifically between Malaysia and
Pakistan, and among fifty seven members of the Organization of Islamic Countries

The President of E-commerce Gateway, later met with the 
High Commissioner for Pakistan Lt. General ® Tahir Mahmud Qazi and briefed him
on the salient features of the business and investment Gala.

The High Commissioner termed the Business and Investment
Gala as an ideal platform for businessmen and entrepreneurs of Pakistan to
promote Pakistani Halal products in the exhibition as Pakistan and Malaysia are
ideally placed to capture multi billion $ halal market by complementing each
other in halal business.

He advised the Pakistani Business persons and entrepreneurs
to fully utilize this forum to exhibit and introduce their high quality products
related to travelling and tourism, sporting goods and sports tourism, banks and
financial institutions, engineering industry, textile and garments,  consumer
goods and handicrafts and giftwares to the estimated 60,000 visitors, investors
and buyers from Malaysia, Asian countries and business persons from US, Europe,
Central Asian Republics, China and 57 member countries of the OIC.

Dr. Khursheed Nizam apprised the High Commissioner that the
Muslim Big Exhibition and Conference previously held in Karachi, Pakistan in
2007 was a resounding success where in all 190 exhibitors including 61 foreigner
exhibitors specially Malaysia displayed their products.

The exhibition was attended by over 60,000 buyers,
investors and visitors.