Murtaza assures to reactivate Cutlery Institute of Pak thru technology up-gradation



Federal Minister for Industries and Production, Syed Murtaza Mahmud Thursday assured to reactivate Cutlery Institute of Pakistan through Technology Up-gradation and Skill Development Company within the next 6 to 8 to months in order to support the industry.

He said this while in a meeting with a delegation of Pakistan Cutlery Association Wazirabad headed by its Chairman Shakeel Azam, said a press release issued here.

He said that all possible support including required certification and training would be extended to the industry for enhancing exports to UK. He asked the delegation to submit a viable plan for getting support for establishing warehouses in the European Union and Saudi Arabia. “Their issue of raw material availability to the cutlery industry will be addressed in a coming meeting of Steel manufacturers”, the federal minister added.

The minister maintained that National Productivity Organization would provide experts for arranging shop floors and improving general management practices of the industry.

The minister was also briefed about a study for enhancing the competitiveness of the cutlery sector conducted by the Engineering Development Board and Pakistan Business Council jointly.

The purpose of the study was to propose policy recommendations after a detailed review of the literature and consultation with the members of the cutlery industry.—APP