140 for­eign del­e­ga­tions’ par­tic­i­pa­tion con­firmed for Int’l Car­pet Ex­hi­bi­tion: Riaz Ahmed

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LA­HORE: Pak­istan Car­pet Man­u­fac­tur­ers and Ex­porters As­so­ci­a­tion se­nior vice chair­man and chair­man Ex­hi­bi­tion Riaz Ahmed on Thurs­day said as many as 140 for­eign del­e­ga­tions have con­firmed so far their par­tic­i­pa­tion in mega In­ter­na­tional Car­pet Ex­hi­bi­tion be­ing started from 5 Oc­to­ber in La­hore.

Chair­ing a high level meet­ing of the as­so­ci­a­tion held here on Thurs­day in re­gard of up­com­ing mega ex­hi­bi­tion, Riaz Ahmed ap­pre­ci­at­ing the role of the Trade and De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity of Pak­istan (TDAP) for fi­nanc­ing the ex­hi­bi­tions in and out­side the coun­try, said one of the por­tion of the funds had been re­leased by the TDAP in wake of fi­nan­cial sup­port of the In­ter­na­tional Car­pet Ex­hi­bi­tion.

He said they are grate­ful to TDAP Di­rec­tor Gen­eral La­hore Mian Riaz Ahmed for solv­ing the traders’ out­stand­ing old is­sues be­sides help­ing them to boost the ex­ports of the car­pets.

He asked the gov­ern­ment to in­crease the num­ber of em­ploy­ees in TDAP so that the car­pet ex­porters’ is­sues would be solved on ex­i­gent ba­sis and ex­port of car­pets to be in­creased man­i­fold in fu­ture.

Riaz Ahmed, ex­press­ing his se­ri­ous con­cern over sur­ren­der­ing of one of DG of TDAP in La­hore, de­manded a sec­ond look into this mat­ter. He said the gov­ern­ment should set up new of­fices in dif­fer­ent cities of the prov­ince and de­ploy hon­est, hard­work­ing and tal­ented of­fi­cers so that with their help the ex­port of the car­pet should be en­hanced within min­i­mum time be­sides solv­ing the is­sues of the ex­porters.

He de­manded the TDAP to re­lease the re­main­ing por­tion of the funds so that the fi­nal prepa­ra­tions re­gard­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion should be sped up. He said it is a good omen that the reg­is­tra­tion of the for­eign del­e­ga­tions have been com­pleted and he is much op­ti­mistic that this mega ex­hi­bi­tion would be a great suc­cess with the help of TDAP and other con­cerned de­part­ments but this ex­hi­bi­tion would also be help­ful to in­crease the vol­ume of the car­pet ex­port of the coun­try.

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