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APCEA role lauded President for adopting modern tools to exploit mineral resources

President Mamnoon Hussain emphasized on adopting modern technological tools for judiciously exploiting the rich mineral resources in the country thereby expanding the country's export of precious minerals and gemstones and earning valuable foreign exchange to the benefit of national economy.

The President appreciated the role of All Pakistan Commercial Exporters Association (APCEA) for promotion of trade especially of gems and precious stones.

The President was talking to a delegation of APCEA led by Senator Haji Ghulam Ali at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Wednesday. The President expressed confidence that with the establishment of Dry Port at Nowshera District, the cost of transportation of precious stones for their exports would be reduced to the benefit of business community.

The President acknowledged the contributions of private sector and business community toward attaining goals of economic prosperity and development of the country. The President stated that the government was trying its best to improve the law and order situation and resolve the energy crisis for providing conducive environment to the business community. The President also urged the Ministry of Commerce to look into and resolve the issues of the Association.

The APCEA delegation expressed commitment to continue its efforts and contributions in the development of country's economy.-PR

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