Patron in Chief Message

The Pakistan-Indonesia Business Forum (PIBF) was launched on October 16, 2011 in Karachi with the aim to provide a solid platform to the business communities of the two countries for enhancing interaction, networking, investment and partnerships. Since then, PIBF has played a commendable role in developing interest among the business community of Pakistan to explore and initiate new strategies for utilizing the tremendous trade opportunities between the two countries.

The Late Ambassador of Indonesia to Pakistan and the Patron-in-Chief of the PIBF, H.E. Mr. Burhan Muhammad made tremendous efforts for the improvement of two-way trade ties and the bilateral trade volume between Indonesia and Pakistan significantly increased to US$ 2.2 billion during his tenure. Apart from other encouraging developments in the economic relations, the most important and supporting achievement is the implementation of the Indonesia-Pakistan Preferential Trade Agreement (IP-PTA), which has not only raised the trade volume but also created new opportunities for mutual collaboration in the conventional as well as unexplored fields of interests. Considering the strategic importance of Indonesia and Pakistan in their respective regions and the bright prospects of trade development, I am convinced that we need more cooperation and business ventures to keep the momentum of our rapidly growing economic ties. In pursuit of this objective, we have established two zonal offices of PIBF namely Southern Zone and the Northern Zone to make it more effective and to ensure maximum representation of the business community from all parts of Pakistan. I fervently hope that our consistent joint efforts will further raise the interest and participation of the business community in PIBF and help us in attaining our objectives of greater economic prosperity for the people of our two countries. The PIBF now has grown its influence as a prominent platform of Pakistani business community representing many diverse business disciplines. I assure full support and cooperation of the Indonesian Mission in Pakistan in the endeavours to make PIBF to play a more vital role in promoting the corporate sectors of Indonesia and Pakistan.