LAHORE:Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA) on Wednesday demanded of Prime Minister Imran Khan to assign special responsibilities to Pakistani embassies for promotion of exports of the country and competent officials be appointed in this regard.
PCMEA Senior Vice Chairman expressed these views during a meeting here at the building of Carpet Institute. Chairperson CTI Pervez Hanif, Senior Central leader Abdul Latif Malik, Akbar Malik, Akhter Nazir, Saeed Khan, Ijazur Rehman, Kamran Razi, Qanar Zia, Aamer Khalid Sheikh, Atiqur Rehman and others were also present on this occasion.
He also demanded that the government should allocate a portion of the area of Pakistani embassies for establishing a “Pakistan Pavilion” and setting up special counters for made in Pakistan products in big malls near international airports for effective marketing besides giving invitations to foreign importers and buyers.
The participants of the meeting also deliberated on various proposals of improving carpet designs and standard. They also decided to make a draft about the hurdles in the way of exports of the carpets and suggestions of improvement of carpet industry and dispatch to the Prime Minister and other concerned institutions.Riaz Ahmed said there are many foreign embassies which take special interest for promotion of their homemade products and play key roles in this regard.
He said although Pakistani embassies are also rendering the same services but their role is not up to the mark. He said the government should make comprehensive strategies besides appointing competent officials who will invite foreign buyers and importers and brief them about Pakistani products. He said the government should also announce special incentives for those officials who will achieve their targets within time. Riaz Ahmed said the government should think on these aforesaid lines to promote exports.