Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMAEA) chairman Major (retd) Akhtar Nazir said it is regrettable that the government, which claims to take steps to increase exports, does not provide financial support for holding international level carpet exhibition in Pakistan.
He expressed these views while addressing a meeting regarding the review of the preparations for the 38th World Exhibition to be held in Pakistan next month at the association’s office here on Sunday.
Chairman Carpet Training Institute Pervaiz Hanif, senior central leader of the association Abdul Latif Malik, Vice Chairman Ejazur Rehman, senior executive member Riaz Ahmed, Saeed Khan, Usman Ashraf, Malik Akbar and others participated in the meeting.
PCMAEA Chairman said the association has arranged with its own resources to give hospitality packages to foreign buyers despite extremely adverse conditions, keeping in view positive exposure of Pakistan and promotion of exports. He further said a large number of foreign importers from different countries have fficially registered to participate in the exhibition.
Major (retd) Akhtar Nazir said that there is a need to promote exports in order to manage the economy and the government is also claiming to take measures, in such a situation, there is concern about not providing any financial support for the international exhibition organized to promote the exports of handmade carpets.
He said that if the government had provided financial support, the best package could have been given to the foreign buyers coming to Pakistan, which would have highlighted the positive image of Pakistan.