LAHORE, Feb 16 (APP):While welcoming Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad
bin Salman to Pakistan, Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA) on Saturday urged the government to take effective steps for holding single-country carpet exhibitions in Saudi Arab and Gulf countries that would definitely help boost the country’s exports.
PCMEA Central Leader Abdul Latif Malik expressed these views,
while talking to carpet manufacturers’ delegation, which apprised him
of their problems. Carpet Training Institute Chairperson Pervaiz Hanif, Senior Vice Chairman Ijazur Rehman, Senior leader Riaz Ahmed, Saeed Khan, Maj (R) Akhter Nazir, Akbar Malik and others were also present.
Malik also termed Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s visit
a great success for Pakistan as Saudi investment would have positive
impact on our cash-strapped economy.
He said the government should also sign agreements with Turkey, Malaysia and other countries so
that investment atmosphere would flourish in the country.
PCMEA, he said, was doing its best to take carpet exports again
on its peak. He said Pak made carpets were being considered one of
the best in Saudi Arab and Middle East countries. He said the
government should assign special task to all Pakistani embassies
in these countries of holding of exhibitions.
Malik said the carpet industry was not a burden for the government
with regard to consuming energy resources, so on this ground, the
carpet industry deserved more facilities and incentive packages.
He also assured the delegation that PCMEA would put all their
issues before the concerned ministers and heads of the departments.
He was of the view that government would have to more measures to
increase country’s overall exports, which ensured a strong economy.
He suggested the government to keep in touch with the exporters,
besides giving them maximum incentives comparing with their
counterparts in other countries of this region so that Pakistani
products could compete with them in international markets.