Furniture industry has great potential: CEO PFC

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Islamabad

Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) Kashif Ashfaq Tuesday said Pakistan’s furniture industry had a big potential to dominate global markets with innovative designs and could significantly contribute to exports.

However, he said it direly needed a package of incentives and facilitation for boosting exports.

Talking to a delegation of furniture manufacturers, he said unfortunately, the furniture sector remained badly neglected; it needed special attention of the federal and provincial governments for the training of woodworkers on modern lines,” says a press release issued here today.

He said there is an urgent need to explore the international market for boosting our exports as there is a lot of potential in Pakistani products, adding he said the value of furniture export was very nominal but the beginning had been made, and with aggressive marketing strategy the value of exports could be doubled in a short span.

He said if the government extends its support to furniture companies, the volume of export could touch the figure of $ 5 billion for the next five years.—APP

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