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SAPM Tasneem Ahmed Qureshi for promoting marble exports

ISLAMABAD, Nov 18 (APP): Special Assistant to PM for Industries and Production Tasneem Ahmed Qureshi on Friday highlighted the importance of promoting marble exports, which are required to be enhanced to meet the existing potential.

Speaking at a briefing on the performance and initiatives of Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC), the SAPM said that Pakistan possesses huge reserves of stones having rare colours which make the country’s marble and granite one of the most promising sectors of the economy, said a press release.

Welcoming the SAPM at the Head Office of PASDEC, its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Babar Miraj Shami presented a detailed presentation on the formation and development model of the company.

The CEO apprised him about the marble and granite sector, its potential, major clusters and Sector issues as well.

The presentation also highlighted the exports of the top 3 countries of marble and granite along with exports of Pakistan in the last 5 years.

He apprised the SAPM about the achievements of the company and future strategy to ensure the maximum role of PASDEC in the development of the marble and granite sector.

The CEO informed the SAPM that most of the machinery and equipment of PASDEC was procured in 2008-9 and with the passage of time, the machinery is becoming old and resulting in huge repair and maintenance costs, therefore, PSDP funds may be released at earliest.

The SAPM appreciated the efforts of the company and highlighted the importance of the development of small businesses through awareness seminars in collaboration with different chambers of the country.

He assured efforts will be carried out for the release of PSDP funds under the NSPAIT project.

In the end, a souvenir was presented to the SAPM by the CEO who thanked him for sparing precious time and for his input in the development of the marble and granite sector of the country.

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