LAHORE: Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman said that the handmade carpet industry is also a means of bringing a valuable exchange for the country but also playing vital role to highlight Pakistan’s culture in the world.

He further said that the government would provide all kind of supports to those local and foreign businessmen who are interested to invest in Pakistan.

He expressed these views while addressing during a dinner hosted in honor of foreign buyers who participated in the 39th global exhibition of handmade carpets here at Governor House while souvenirs were distributed among those who rendered excellent performance.

Chairman Pakistan Carpet Association Naeem Khokhar, Senior Vice Chairman Usman Ashraf, Vice Chairman Zafar Idrees Solija, Chairperson Carpet Training Institute Ijaz -ur -Rehman, Senior Central Leader Abdul Latif Malik, Lahore Chamber President Kashif Anwar, Senior Member Riaz Ahmed, Saeed Khan, Major (R) Akhtar Nazir, Shahid Hassan Sheikh and others were also present.

Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman said that the government appreciates the sectors which have a key role in the country’s economy since industries have an important role in operating the economy and the role of handmade carpet industry is special in this regard and it is considered to be the identity of Pakistan. At the same time, the industry is also an important source of precious exchange for the country.

Governor Punjab Balighur Rehman congratulates the organizers of Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters on the successful exhibition and welcomes foreign participants of the exhibition.

Earlier, the 39th Pakistan International Carpet Exhibition, organized by the Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA) with collaboration from the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), inaugurated on October 4th, 2023, at a local hotel. This prestigious event showcases the vibrant carpet industry of Pakistan, featuring 48 companies and 64 stalls, drawing the attention of 110 foreign buyers keen on exploring the nation’s carpet craftsmanship.

The Chief Executive of TDAP had the honor of inaugurating the exhibition and also served as the Chief Guest for the event. The opening ceremony was a testament to the collaborative efforts aimed at showcasing Pakistan’s flourishing carpet industry on a global stage.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023


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