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Seminar on “Export Potential of Glass Bangles” on 10th September 2018 at Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry, Hyderabad

Karachi, September 11, 2018 (PPI-OT): Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Hyderabad organized a seminar on Export Potential of Glass Bangles at Conference Hall of Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry. A large number of members of business community from Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry, Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry(HCCI) , Glass Bangles Owners Association and also a large number of artisans, manufacturers and wholesalers of Glass Bangles.

Mr. Sallahuddin Abbasi, Assistant Manager, TDAP, Hyderabad elaborated in his presentation about the important points of seminar to discuss Strength, Weaknesses Opportunities and threats in Global Markets, including modern production techniques, quality and production, international demand and supply mechanism, competition and Export potential of Glass Bangles. He also educated the participants about the role of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan for the development of bangles and creation of linkages between foreign buyers and suppliers producers of Glass Bangles.

Haji Muhammad Saleem, President Glass Bangles Owners Association informed the participants of the seminar that 30 units of Glass Bangles are currently operating and around 300,000 labour including a big number of women are associated with these bangles units for their respectful livelihood. Mostly Glass Bangle units are situated at Site Area Hyderabad, though women owned units are home based in different areas. He further added that every single unit is producing around 1500 to 1800 bunches of Glass Bangles to meet the demand of the market which shows that Glass Bangles is significant in local trading. This volume increases in the wedding season and festivals of Hindu Community.

Mr. Hassan Siddiqui, CEO of M/s. Shadman Glass Bangles informed the participants that there is a big potential in Glass Bangles industry if, TDAP intervenes a collaboration of Glass Bangle manufacturers with Universities / Fashion Designing institute to carry research and development study of the Glass Bangles, which aims enhancing Skills, Quality, Innovation in colouring and modern designing to compete in the International Market. A Contractor Mr. Sohail highlighted that the biggest problem pertains to Judai and Sadai of the bangles; to counter this problem the manufacturer are interested to purchase Automatic Machines of Judai from China for which they ask for subsidy.

Mr. Yousuf, from Kiran Glass Bangles informed that some Glass Bangles units face Gas and Electricity problems to collaborationally take up the issue, Mr. Akram Ansari, President Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry urged to utilize the forum of Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry for the solution of the issues.

Mr. Ashiq Hussain Khoso, Deputy Director, TDAP, Sub-Regional Office, Hyderabad emphasis upon the participation of the regional producers and growers in the up-coming Expo Pakistan and ensured to arrange a research based workshop on development and innovation in designing, colouring and packaging, he further added that quality bangles would be displayed in foreign consulates and embassies to attract foreign buyers and visitors in order to engender trade.

For more information, contact:
Director
Information and Communication Division
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)
3rd Floor, Block A, Finance and Trade Centre,
P.O. Box No. 1293, Shahrah-e-Faisal,
Karachi 75200, Pakistan
UAN: +92-21-111-444-111
Tel: +92-21-99206487-90, +92-21-99201526
Fax: +92-21-99206461, +92-21-99201526
Email: tdap@tdap.gov.pk, farooque.memon@tdap.gov.pk
Website: www.tdap.gov.pk

Second Meeting of Pak-Saudi Joint Working Group on Trade and Investment held

Karachi, September 07, 2018 (PPI-OT): Pak-Saudi Joint Working Group on Trade and Investment was constituted in the 11th Session of Pak-Saudi Joint Ministerial Commission held at Islamabad in January 2018, with a view to enhancing bilateral economic cooperation through identifying concrete and specific areas in trade and investment. Second meeting of the JWG was held at Islamabad on 5th September, 2018. Mr. Mohammad Younus Dagha, Federal Secretary Commerce, Pakistan and Mr. Abdulrahman Alharbi, Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade, Saudi Arabia co-chaired the session.

H.E. Mr. Nawaf Saeed Al-Maliki, the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, officials from Saudi Ministries of Commerce and Investment, Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, SABIC, Maaden and officials from Ministries of Commerce, Energy and National Food Security, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan and Board of Investment participated in the meeting.

Mr. Mohammad Younus Dagha, Federal Secretary Commerce, emphasized that Government of Pakistan desires that the long and historic relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia should be translated into enhanced economic partnership. He invited Saudi government and private sector to invest in Oil Refining, Petro chemicals and food processing industry in Pakistan.

After the official discussions, Petroleum Division, and leading private sector companies presented their project proposals. The follow up of first JWG meeting was also discussed to resolve non- tariff barriers, facilitating business visas, and logistic arrangements of Pakistan Single Country Exhibition in Jeddah as well as activating Joint Business Council.

Mr. Abdulrahman Alharbi, Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade, Saudi Arabia elaborated that the Kingdom desires to have close economic partnership with Pakistan and the two countries could cooperate and have joint ventures in petro chemicals, food processing and other sectors. The Saudi delegation also comprised of six businessmen from petro-chemical and food sectors.

Their B2B meetings were arranged with Pakistani companies from meat, poultry, fruits and vegetables, rice and petrochemical sectors on 6th September 2018. The companies presented details of their meat and food processing plant which meet Saudi standards and have been registered by Saudi Food and Drug Agency. The Saudi side expressed keen interest in the investment projects and trade proposals and the two sides agreed to take further steps expeditiously to materialize these proposals.

For more information, contact:
Director
Information and Communication Division
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)
3rd Floor, Block A, Finance and Trade Centre,
P.O. Box No. 1293, Shahrah-e-Faisal,
Karachi 75200, Pakistan
UAN: +92-21-111-444-111
Tel: +92-21-99206487-90, +92-21-99201526
Fax: +92-21-99206461, +92-21-99201526
Email: tdap@tdap.gov.pk, farooque.memon@tdap.gov.pk
Website: www.tdap.gov.pk

Trade Development Authority of Pakistan organises seminar on export potential of banana at Sindh Agriculture University

Karachi, July 11, 2018 (PPI-OT): A day before, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Sub-regional office, Hyderabad organised a seminar on the export potential of banana at Sindh Agriculture University. Dr. Mujeeb-uddin Sahrai, Vice Chancellor, SAU, Deans and professors graced the event. To share research, skills, techniques to enhance the product quality and quantity, the soil scientists, researchers, leading banana growers and experts from the departments concerned gave an elaborate presentations to the progressive growers of banana.

Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor appreciated TDAP’s continuous efforts to hold seminars in different product areas to enlighten the growers and producers about export mechanism and demand of indigenous products in international market. Mr. Ashiq Hussain Khoso, deputy director, TDAP welcomed all participants and urged the potential growers to showcase their products in Expo Pakistan and also to participate in the international exhibitions organised by TDAP. Dr. M. Ismail Kumbhar also insisted up on them to participate in exhibitions and outgoing delegations to interact with foreign buyers so as to get business deal.

Mr. Nosherwan, an expert from Sprouts Biotech Laboratories showed a comprehensive video on tissue culture and also emphasised up on the growers to switch to tissue culture technology to have disease free plants to increase the quantum of banana production. Mr. Muhammad Khan, Director, Agriculture Extension, told that Sindh stands out with around 80 thousand acres of banana production. The farmers are eager to cultivate more bananas if government subsidy and technical assistance are provided. Mr. Niaz M. Nizamani, a leading banana grower, briefed challenges and opportunities.

After the conclusion of the seminar, Mr. Ashiq Khoso led the growers, speakers and some students of SAU (who were offered internship in M.H Panhwar Fruits Form) to visit the Fruits Form where Mr. Ghulam Sarwar Panhwar introduced varieties of banana, litchi, mango ( including a mango called “Sunhro” weighing 2.04 Kg).

For more information, contact:
Director
Information and Communication Division
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)
3rd Floor, Block A, Finance and Trade Centre,
P.O. Box No. 1293, Shahrah-e-Faisal,
Karachi 75200, Pakistan
UAN: +92-21-111-444-111
Tel: +92-21-99206487-90, +92-21-99201526
Fax: +92-21-99206461, +92-21-99201526
Email: tdap@tdap.gov.pk, farooque.memon@tdap.gov.pk
Website: www.tdap.gov.pk

Business delegate from Belgium pays visit to Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Lahore to discuss business opportunities with Pakistan

Lahore, July 11, 2018 (PPI-OT): A business delegate from Belgium paid a visit to Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Lahore to discuss business opportunities with Pakistan. Mr. Dieder Van Reil expressed that Pakistan is a safe country for trade and economic activity. Mr. Riaz Ahmad, Director General, told that TDAP has been endeavouring to provide assistance to the business forums to help enhance the pace of trade development of the Country.

He mentioned that EU is Pakistan’s largest export market representing 34% of exports. Belgium accounted for 9% of total EU imports from Pakistan. Pakistan’s, major exports to Belgium are cotton fabrics, synthetic textiles, readymade garments, hosiery, bed linen, fish and fish preparations, sports goods and leather clothing.

The DG further said that under Emerging Pakistan initiative as envisaged by Mr. Younus Dagha, Secretary Commerce is a way forward in focusing and projecting the products of the country abroad which will subsequently help in enhancing the trade volume of the country. DG, TDAP, Lahore also informed the delegate that in future also, TDAP would be ready to extend any help required to him related to information of export oriented companies from Pakistan.

The delegate was provided with the requisite lists of bed linen and Pillow covers manufacturers and exporters of Pakistan. The delegate was grateful to TDAP for support, hospitality and sharing of data of export oriented companies as he required. The meeting ended with the vote of thanks.

For more information, contact:
Director
Information and Communication Division
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)
3rd Floor, Block A, Finance and Trade Centre,
P.O. Box No. 1293, Shahrah-e-Faisal,
Karachi 75200, Pakistan
UAN: +92-21-111-444-111
Tel: +92-21-99206487-90, +92-21-99201526
Fax: +92-21-99206461, +92-21-99201526
Email: tdap@tdap.gov.pk, farooque.memon@tdap.gov.pk
Website: www.tdap.gov.pk

Business community condemns Peshawar bombing

Karachi, July 11, 2018 (PPI-OT): The entire business community of Pakistan has condemned in strongest possible terms the Peshawar bombing which claimed nineteen lives including that of ANP’s leader and candidate for provincial assembly Barrister Haroon Bilour. They also expressed sympathies with the families of all others who have been martyred or injured in the first major terror attack targeting election campaign which has sent shockwaves across the country.

In a statement issued here today, Chairman of the United Business Group (UBG) Iftikhar Ali Malik, Patron in Chief UBG SM Muneer, Vice President of SAARC Chamber Zubair Tufail, SVP of FPCCI Mazhar Ali Nasir, VPs of FPCCI Atif Ikram Sheikh and Karim Aziz Malik, and Chairman Coordination FPCCI Malik Sohail Hussain said that Bilour family continue to offer sacrifices in war against terror.

Haroon Bilour’s father Bashir Bilour was also martyred by terrorists in 2012 but this family has refused to bow before the terrorists, the said. The business leaders said that terrorists should not be allowed to play with the lives of innocent people and sabotage the election process. The elements behind the bombing should be arrested immediately and brought to the book while security of the candidates and their supporters during rallies should be ensured, they demanded.

Iftikhar Ali Malik and SM Muneer said that all those who have lost lives or injured should get compensation and fool proof security measures should be adopted. Political differences should not result in bloodshed and weaknesses of security institutions embolden the terrorists, they said. The back of the terrorists has been broken but they still pose a threat, therefore, they should be uprooted without further delay.

For more information, contact:
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry(TDAP)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Shahra-e-Firdousi, Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35873691, 93-94
Fax: +92-21-35874332
Email: info@fpcci.com.pk
URL: www.fpcci.com.pk

Trade Development Authority of Pakistan organises seminar on export potential of banana at Sindh Agriculture University

Karachi, July 11, 2018 (PPI-OT): A day before, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Sub-regional office, Hyderabad organised a seminar on the export potential of banana at Sindh Agriculture University. Dr. Mujeeb-uddin Sahrai, Vice Chancellor, SAU, Deans and professors graced the event. To share research, skills, techniques to enhance the product quality and quantity, the soil scientists, researchers, leading banana growers and experts from the departments concerned gave an elaborate presentations to the progressive growers of banana.

Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor appreciated TDAP’s continuous efforts to hold seminars in different product areas to enlighten the growers and producers about export mechanism and demand of indigenous products in international market. Mr. Ashiq Hussain Khoso, deputy director, TDAP welcomed all participants and urged the potential growers to showcase their products in Expo Pakistan and also to participate in the international exhibitions organised by TDAP. Dr. M. Ismail Kumbhar also insisted up on them to participate in exhibitions and outgoing delegations to interact with foreign buyers so as to get business deal.

Mr. Nosherwan, an expert from Sprouts Biotech Laboratories showed a comprehensive video on tissue culture and also emphasised up on the growers to switch to tissue culture technology to have disease free plants to increase the quantum of banana production. Mr. Muhammad Khan, Director, Agriculture Extension, told that Sindh stands out with around 80 thousand acres of banana production. The farmers are eager to cultivate more bananas if government subsidy and technical assistance are provided. Mr. Niaz M. Nizamani, a leading banana grower, briefed challenges and opportunities.

After the conclusion of the seminar, Mr. Ashiq Khoso led the growers, speakers and some students of SAU (who were offered internship in M.H Panhwar Fruits Form) to visit the Fruits Form where Mr. Ghulam Sarwar Panhwar introduced varieties of banana, litchi, mango ( including a mango called “Sunhro” weighing 2.04 Kg).

For more information, contact:
Director
Information and Communication Division
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)
3rd Floor, Block A, Finance and Trade Centre,
P.O. Box No. 1293, Shahrah-e-Faisal,
Karachi 75200, Pakistan
UAN: +92-21-111-444-111
Tel: +92-21-99206487-90, +92-21-99201526
Fax: +92-21-99206461, +92-21-99201526
Email: tdap@tdap.gov.pk, farooque.memon@tdap.gov.pk
Website: www.tdap.gov.pk