Pakistan’s commerce minister lands in Doha today
April 19 2016 11:03 PM
hurram Dastgir Khan, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Commerce is arriving in Doha today.

By Umer Nangiana

With the aim to promote business opportunities in Pakistan and to facilitate enhanced co-operation between the business communities of Pakistan and Qatar, Khurram Dastgir Khan, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Commerce, is arriving here today (Wednesday) on a one-day visit.
Khan, who is also Central Deputy Secretary Information of Pakistan Muslim League (N), will address community gathering at Sapphire Plaza Hotel on April 20 at a dinner reception hosted by CEO and partner of Dania Group, Shahzad Ahmad Mughal.
“The minister will interact with the Pakistani business community here in Doha and will discuss opportunities available in Pakistan that businessmen in Qatar can explore. Likewise, he would also discuss the areas where Pakistani businessmen can invest in Qatar,” Mughal, who is also the CEO of Sapphire Plaza Hotel, told Community.
Born in 1970 in Pakistan’s industrial city Gujranwala, Khan joined the ruling PML (N) in 1997. Before being elevated to the position of federal minister in 2014, he served as the Minister of State in Ministries of Commerce, Textile Industry and Privatisation. At the Ministry of Commerce, Khan has revitalised Pakistan’s trade diplomacy.
He spearheaded the successful campaign to obtain GSP+ trade preferences for Pakistan from the European Union. In 2014, he led vital negotiations to obtain reciprocal market access for Pakistan and to normalise trade with India. His vigorous diplomacy led to start of Pakistan’s negotiations for free trade agreements with Turkey and Thailand.
Under his stewardship, the Ministry of Commerce has revamped national trade defence laws, obtained approval for Pakistan’s accession to TIR convention, and has successfully concluded institutional reforms of the ministry itself as well as its attached departments.
He has steered the drive for a qualitative shift towards value-addition and diversification in Pakistan’s exports. 
The minister is arriving in Doha on the invitation of Dania Group. The Dania Group was established in 1997 by Sheikh Nasser bin Mohammed al-Thani, chairman, and Shahzad Ahmed Mughal, CEO and partner. The group started its operation as a real estate ?rm and over a short period of time it has grown in length and breadth.
It has been evolved as an emerging business group with well diversi?ed business activities in industries such as real estate, contracting, interiors & decorators, trading, travel & tourism, hospitality, and entertainment etc. The group has a vibrant and experienced mix of professional managers drawn from different industries and different nationalities. This provided the company mixed insights and more balanced approach.
“At Dania Group of Companies, we believe in reliability, integrity, professionalism, total quality management, teamwork and showing respect to our clients and associates. Our adherence to the real values of life has been the driving force for Dania Group’s recognition, not only in the construction industry but also in the society,” says Mughal.
“As a result of this approach, Dania Group is proud to be one of the few entities in Qatar that seek, achieve and maintain strategic and individual collaborations with reputable clients, consultants, as well as other reliable partners, sub-contractors and suppliers in Qatar on a long-term basis,” he adds. Its ?agship ?rm Dania Real Estate, followed by different divisions, are capable of providing a full range of services to its clients.
“Commitment to excellence and appreciation of services permit us to offer services which you would ?nd of great value. We have every reason to look forward to our future. We know exactly what our customers need and work hard to provide them superior services with strong focus on quality,” says the CEO.


Last updated: April 19 2016 11:06 PM

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