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Industrial status for furniture sector demanded

Staff Reporter

Lahore

Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) Chief Executive Mian Kashif Ashfaq Monday urged the government for awarding industry status to furniture sector to enhance its exports to fetch a reasonable foreign exchange for the country.
Presiding over a meeting of board of directors here on Monday, he asked the government to provide fiscal support for skills training and up gradation of machines with a view to boost labour intensive furniture sector besides awarding industry status to this sector for boosting export.
He said that local furniture sector attached great importance to national economy and could make a substantial contribution of billions of dollars export annually.