Pakistan to hold mango festival in Malaysia


KARACHI: Pakistan High Commissioner to Malaysia Syed Hasan Raza has announced to promote Pakistan’s exports in Malaysia in a broader way and assist the business community to hold single country exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.

Speaking at a seminar at FPCCI in collaboration with Halal Association of Pakistan, Hasan Raza also announced that mango and orange festivals would also be held in Malaysia in order to promote Pakistan’s fruit export into Malaysia.

Seminar was also attended by the Chief Executive, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), SM Muneer and Kazi Asad Abid, Chairman Halal Products and Services Association of Pakistan who also addressed the business community. The high commissioner highlighted the potential of fruits and vegetables, readymade garments and Halal products as his focus sectors. He also informed the initiatives he has taken for the promotion of Pakistan imports to Malaysia.

SM Muneer, Chief Executive, TDAP welcoming the high commissioner appreciated his detailed presentation and informed the audience as saying that he recently held a meeting with the minister of commerce and highlighted the importance of Pakistani foreign missions in promotion of exports.

He said that he had taken up this matter with the ministry and a list would be updated of Pakistani foreign consulates / embassies officials which are not performing their duties as per the role assigned to them for the promotion of Pakistani exports.

Kazi Asad Abid, Chairman HAP, appreciated that Ambassador Hasan Raza had visited FPCCI and Pakistan-Malaysia Business Council on the initiative of Founder and Senior Vice Chairman of Halal Association Asad Sajjad.

He said that business community was well aware that for the last several years, Asad was promoting Halal Pakistan and propagating the importance of Halal branding and harmonization of standards, making efforts to bring Pakistan on the global map of Halal trade.

Chairman said that Ambassador Hasan Raza had also initiated and helped us organize the first Halal trade delegation to Malaysia, under the leadership of then foreign minister. The delegation had literally opened Pakistan’s Halal products export with Malaysia as most of the delegation members are now regular exporters to Malaysia.

Chairman said that business community is very happy that Hasan Raza is now posted in Malaysia as the Ambassador and we are sure that he will do his best efforts to identify and create opportunities for our exporters to increase Pakistan’s exports to Malaysia for the Halal certified Food and non food products.

Appreciating the appointment of SM Muneer as CE of TDAP, Kazi Asad, assured the audience that HAP would organize similar lectures on regular basis, specially for the markets which are still not open for Pakistan, and would make efforts to resolve the issues and difficulties faced by our exporters under the dynamic leadership of SM Muneer, who is from the private sector and would be there for the promotion of exports.

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