KARACHI - President Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry M Zubair Motiwala has called for strengthening bilateral relations between Islamabad and Kabul.He stated at a meeting held between Afghan delegation and Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Pakistan. Board members of PAJCCI, office bearers of KCCI, representatives from British High Commission and Afghan Consulate were also present at this meeting.Zubair Motiwala elaborated that the significance of this platform is such where business communities across the border are getting an opportunity to decide its fate. The strategies devised by them will then be presented to the political governments in both the countries to be inculcated in the Strategic Business Framework. He raised issues related to Afghan Transit Trade and expressed initiative of PAJCCI’s governing body to review APTTA 2010 for the mutual benefit of business entities in both the countries. Motiwala articulated that inputs and reservations from both the sides of the border will then be presented to the respective ministries in both the countries for devising proper reforms. He reinforced that duty structure may be reviewed in order to provide an equal chance for Pakistani businessmen to compete effectively.Munir Qureshi, Secretary Ministry of Commerce, after receiving the comprehensive inputs from the floor consolidated that the focus should greatly be on strategizing and what should be done to improve the trade ties.  He applauded the efforts of PAJCCI Executive body in taking this initiative and ensured support from Ministry as and when needed. He deliberated that reforms can be devised but efforts from both ends is a necessity.Earlier, M Yonass Momand, head of Afghan delegation and VP, PAJCCI- Afghan Chapter, commended efforts of PAJCCI-Pakistan Chapter in providing them with the promised platform to rejuvenate the business ties between the two nations. He emphasized that Afghanistan is a land of opportunities and we will be glad to see Pakistani businessmen capitalizing them in upcoming future.Mian Abrar Ahmad, President KCCI focused upon the efficacy of strengthening of regional trade for the greater good of not only neighboring countries but also for Europe and USA as it also opens an increasingly beneficial market for their products. Atiqullah Momizada, VP PAJCCI- Afghan Chapter commented that we are called separate countries but this is not the case. The business relations will further strengthen the bilateral ties and an upcoming trade delegation from Pakistan to Afghanistan will be a good example in this regard.