Karachi (PR) “FPCCI will continue to cooperate and patronize the academia for study and research on various sectors of the economy”, this was stated by Shaikh Sultan Rehman, Vice President the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) at a certificate award ceremony held at Federation House Karachi in honour of the students of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) to acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of the five students of IBA who completed the research study on “Potential of Halal Food Industry in Pakistan”. He further elaborated that the data collected by the students can support the industry for proper planning to achieve enhanced productivity and exports. He further said that strong linkage of academia with trade and industry could prove vital for sustainable development of the economy. He proposed signing of MOU with IBA for continued cooperation for research studies and proposed the next study to be commenced on agriculture sector particularly on cotton as it is one of our main crops contributing significantly to textile value chain.
Assistant Professor Shahid Mir of Institute of Business Administration Karachi thanked FPPCI for its patronage and offered complete support of IBA, its faculty, analysts and researchers in future studies or the promotion of trade and industry of Pakistan.
Masood Alam Rizvi, Secretary General FPCCI shared his experience of the industry and agriculture and recommended various topics for research, particularly for obtaining clean cotton, as the cotton picking and processing methods in Pakistan are not up to international standards, resulting in poor quality and contaminated cotton.
Shaikh Sultan Rehman, Vice President FPCCI congratulated Dr. Shahid Mir and his students for the completion of the comprehensive research report. He also thanked the staff of FPCCI, Mehar Alam Khan and Ms. Amber Fatima for guiding and supervising the students throughout the research project. He said the report will be widely disseminated and hoped the industry would benefit from its quality data and findings.