Karachi: Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) has elected Sajid Shanawaz as its Central Chairman. In a general body meeting at PRGMEA House, Jawad Choudhry and Arshad Aziz have been elected unopposed as Senior Vice Chairman and Vice Chairman. The members have also elected Central Managing Committee comprising Sajid Shanawaz, Arshad Aziz, Bilal Mullah, Aamir Amin Kothawala (South Zone), Aijaz A Khokhar, Jawad Choudhry and Luqman Amin (North Zone).
Meanwhile, the Zonal Managing Committee (S.Z) has elected Atiq Ahmed, Muhammad Aman, Aamir Amin Kothawala, Bilal Mullah, Muhammad Salim Qamar, Irfan Shaikh, Ghulam Murtaza and for North Zone Aijaz A Khokhar, Jawad A Choudhry Nasir Iqbal Baryar, Luqman Amin, Mubashar Nasir Butt, Javed Iqbal Bhatti and Muhammad Bashir were declared elected. Speaking on the occasion the newly elected Chairman, Sajid Shanawaz has praised the outgoing Chairman Sajid Saleem Minhas and M Shafiq Shaikh for their tireless efforts for the garments industry and for the rights of the PRGMEA members at every forum.
He vowed to continue the efforts for the rights of the value-added sector and an effective pursuance for the GSP Plus by the EU for which Pakistan has become eligible from January 2014. Arshad Aziz on this occasion said that the association would speed up its efforts to get the stuck refund claims from the government.