Pakistan – USA Trade Relationship


President PCC-USA Khalid Kazi and Annual Gala Chair Saeed Sheikh getting Congressional Proclamation from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

PCC-USA has Played Critical Role: General Abbott – PCC-USA Annual Gala Brings Out Hundreds of Business Leaders

Sugar Land, Texas: “Our lives are not measured by the challenges we face. Instead, we get to define our lives by how we respond to the challenges we encounter. And that is to overcome these challenges, and do something worthwhile for our fellow human beings & serving the society & community in which we live in.”

These were the approximate sentiments’ and words of wisdom expressed, during the keynote speech at the 17th Annual award Gala of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce – USA (PCC-USA), by the Honorable 50th Attorney General of Texas Greg Abbott, at the picturesque ballroom of Sugar Land Marriott, this past Friday.

Ms. Cynthia Cisneros, Vice President Community Affairs at ABC News Houston, was the Emcee of the night, in coordination with Rashid Khokhar of PCC-USA.

Attorney General, who is referred to as General Abbott & a candidate for Governor of Texas (R); congratulated the volunteers of the Executive Team of PCC-USA for putting together the nice 17th Gala Dinner; and commended the role played by this esteemed organization with the signing of various important MoUs between Pakistani & USA entities.

“Today the trade between our State of Texas & Pakistan has reached $278 Million due to efforts of entities like PCC-USA. And then we have Syed Javaid Anwar of Mid Land Energy, who is a role model for all Americans, and what he has done can only be done in USA. He came to USA, worked hard at studies, graduated to work at Oil & Energy Company. Later on became entrepreneur in running the affairs of the company as its owner. Now a leading Oil & Energy firm; while By the Grace of God, Javaid not only provides several hundreds of employment to the Texans through his company, but is contributing as a philanthropist towards various educational institutes and other worthwhile causes. A Pakistani-American and a true American role model”: Added General Abbott.

King Fuels got the coveted award of PCC-USA Pakistani-American Business of the year award, which was accepted by their CEO Zaki Niazi. Best Professional of the Year Award went to Dr. Raza Pasha.

Earlier Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee in her expressive inspirational style commended PCC-USA for its endeavors to enhance trade between USA and Pakistan, gave the ideas as to how to invest in the energy sector of Pakistan, and that she has invited Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif to soon visit Houston. Also Honorable Consul General of Pakistan Afzaal Mahmood, President of PCC-USA Khaliz Kazi, Former President of PCC-USA Pervez Jamil Swati, and Coordinator of the Annual Gala Saeed Sheikh (former President of PCC-USA) also spoke on the occasion.

For more information on becoming member of tis viable organization that promotes & guides the Pakistani-American Entrepreneurs in doing business in USA & Pakistan; and brings many learning opportunities throughout the year, please visit the website; or visit PCC-USA at International Trade Center, 11110 Bellaire Blvd, Suite 202, Houston, TX 77072-2600, Phone #: 832.448.0520, Phone #: 832.607.8491 (General Secretary), E-Mail:


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