Commodity Exporters Seek Permission to Export Khashkhash

Karachi, January 10, 2022 (PPI-OT):The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has requested Sauleh Faruqui, federal secretary commerce to give the matter his serious consideration and allow export of Khashkhash and Gurr as proposed and recommended by UNISAME and SMEDA both.
UNISAME has also invited the attention of secretary Transit and Border Trade, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to the fact that whereas thRead More…

Government needs to adopt deflation tactics to curb snowball effect of inflation

Karachi, November 30, 2021 (PPI-OT):The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) being badly affected by the snowball effect of inflation has invited the attention of Shaukat Tarin, the adviser on finance to the devastating situation of the economy whereby survival has become difficult and has called upon the government to adopt deflation tactics right away.
UNISAME president Zulfikar Thaver said the inflationRead More…

Prime Minister Imran Khan urged for steps to put agriculture, other sectors in top gear

Karachi, November 11, 2021 (PPI-OT):The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has advised Prime Minister Imran Khan to take immediate steps to put agriculture, livestock, poultry, dairy farming, horticulture and hydroponic farming in top gear to fight inflation, which is damaging the economic fabric of the country, a statement said on Tuesday.
UNISAME president Zulfikar Thaver urged the prime minister to seRead More…

Uplift work not getting into gear, Say SMEs

Karachi, September 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has pointed out and expressed disappointment that SME policy is being finalized and meetings are convened regularly but unfortunately the core issues and institutions required for high impact growth are being overlooked. UNISAME president Zulfikar Thaver said it is extremely important that the SME Bank is revived and made a specRead More…

Delayed SME Policy causing setback to sector

Karachi, September 13, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Union of Small and medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has invited the attention of the Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan to the long delay in the finalization of the SME policy and urged him to direct the policy makers to complete it and submit the policy document to him immediately.
UNISAME president Zulfikar Thaver said the Ministry of Industries and Production (MoI and P) and the SRead More…

Scheme Introduced For SMEs To Get Loans Without Collateral

Karachi, August 17, 2021 (PPI-OT):The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday introduced a financing scheme for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), enabling them to get loans without collateral.
The SBP said the scheme had been launched to improve the SMEs’ access to finances in collaboration with the government aimed at enabling the businesses that cannot offer security or collateral to access bank finance.
“ThiRead More…

Unemployment, inflation effects of pandemic hitting lower middle class very badly

Karachi, July 02, 2021 (PPI-OT):The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has invited the attention of the Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan to the issues of unemployment, inflation and impact of the pandemic which are making it very difficult for the middle and lower middle class. UNISAME president Zulfikar Thaver said the PM needs to take notice of the very tough situation being faced by the have nots who arRead More…

SMEs confident FM Shaukat Tarin comprehends sector requirements

Karachi, May 07, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has expressed full confidence in the finance minister (FM) Shaukat Tarin’s comprehension of the sector requirements due to his long term association with the under privileged sector and his passion for the uplift of the sector.
President UNISAME Zulfikar Thaver on behalf of himself and the UNISAME Council (UC) wished him all the besRead More…

SMEs are disappointed with SMEDA: Thaver

Karachi, April 14, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) expressed dissatisfaction and disappointment on the inability of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) in comprehending the actual requirements of the sector and not being able to advocate the cause of the underprivileged majority sector.
President UNISAME Zulfikar Thaver said it has been years that we have Read More…

Government’s intention to give up most of rules in ease of doing business lauded

Karachi, March 01, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has appreciated the intention of the government to do away with the more than 5000 regulations imposed in the country in various areas of services, trade and industry and applauded the role of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) to gather and collect the details from UNISAME, the chambers of commerce and tRead More…