Demand to patronize Small and Medium Enterprises manufacturers

KARACHI: The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has urged the managing director of Utility Stores Corporation of Pakistan (USCP) to promote and patronize the SMEs manufacturers of competitive and quality goods by giving them priority over the big manufacturers.

President UNISAME Zulfikar Thaver in a message to senior minister industries and production Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has urged him to direct the USCP to purchase their requirements from the SMEs on priority basis and also make speedy payments of their invoice to promote and facilitate them.

He said the USCP does substantial buying of many items from the large sector although they are manufactured by SMEs of equally good quality and at lower prices and deserves to be promoted.

Secondly he also urged the senior minister to direct the USCP to purchase the goods from the SMEs with the manufacturers’ brand name to support, encourage and promote their brands.

Without naming brands he invited the attention of the minister to the various food stuffs, value added goods and general merchandise items of international standards manufactured by the SME units and exported by them and said it is necessary that USCP procures them from the SMEs for economic growth of the sector.

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