2000 industrial units in Pakistan are sick: media told

HYDERABAD: President Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (HCCI) Goharullah said on Sunday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had appointed a prominent industrialist SM Munir as Chairman Trade Development Authority on the aspiration of business community of Pakistan, so that the exporters and manufacturers could export all types of commodities without any difficulty and increase exports of the country.

In a press briefing, he said that continued efforts might result in doubling the current exports of Pakistan. Goharullah said that the exports from Hyderabad were up to the tune of 21 million US dollars although the required facilities for exporters were lacking.

HCCI during the year 2012 with cooperation of TDAP had arranged a successful Mango Expo in Hyderabad in which exporters received orders of more than 10 million dollars for export of mango.

HCCI wishes to hold another Mango Expo in Hyderabad in 2014, with the cooperation of TDAP. “DAP may also cooperate in holding such exhibitions for handmade embroidered goods, glass bangles, glass products etc from Hyderabad.”

Hyderabad is hub of industrial and agricultural goods, such as fruits and vegetables which could be exported in large quantities to the international markets where these products have demand.

Goharullah also agreed to a point that about 2000 industrial units in the country are sick and need to be restored so that they could export business with the European markets and earn most wanted foreign exchange for the country

He said that Sindh province is rich in non-traditional products and with the cooperation of TDAP, these goods could be exported to foreign countries to increase exports.

The Pakistan Consulate Generals established in the world could play important role in introducing Pakistani goods in the international markets. In his opinion, it was need of the hour that a catalogue show of Pakistani goods be established in major countries of the world to increase our exports.

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