The Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has changed the venue of an exporters’ awards distribution ceremony to the Federal Capital from here due to security concerns.

Now, this prestigious ceremony would be held at President House in Islamabad on Tuesday (tomorrow).

SCCI President Fazal Jillani said that it was going to hold the ceremony first time in the history of Sialkot for acknowledging the meritorious services of the Sialkot exporters in boosting the national exports and strengthening the national economy.

He added that now the ceremony’s venue has been changed to Islamabad from export-oriented Sialkot city. President Mamnoon Hussain will distribute 61 Best Achievement Awards and 21 Lifetime Achievement Awards to Sialkot exporters during the ceremony, the SCCI president revealed.

Earlier, the ceremony was to be held at Sialkot on June 13, 2015, but it was postponed due to the cancellation of visit of President Mamnoon Hussain a few hours before the start of the function.

Meanwhile, the Sialkot exporters were much excited to be the guest of this ceremony in the Presidency at Islamabad. More than 1,000 leading exporters are expected to attend the function. On the other hand, during a meeting, SCCI’s Executive Committee reviewed the programme and finalised all the arrangements in this regard.