Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) Central Chairman Ijaz A Khokhar on Sunday said setting up of ‘Sialkot Development Forum’ (SDF) was actively under consideration of the business community.
Talking to APP here, he said the forum would be set-up with consensus of the business community. The objectives of the SDF was to find out ways and means for resolving problems confronting by the business community of this export hub and to identify other problems, he added.
Ijaz said the exporter community of the city was making strenuous efforts for enhancing the export volume.
He said: “We are making adequate efforts for boosting exports of garments to 1 billion dollars by 2020”, adding that the PRGMEA was making hectic efforts for achieving the target.
Ijaz Khokhar underscored the need of setting up “Business Promotional Board” in Sialkot for finding out ways and means for the growth of different industrial sectors, including sports goods, surgical instruments, hand-made badges, leather garments, musical instruments, gloves and sports wears sectors.
The establishment of business promotional board would help resolve problems and open new vista of industrial development in the area, he said.
The PRGMEA chairman also suggested that federal and provincial governments should focus attention on setting up industrial villages and special economic zones to facilitate the business community across the country.—APP