Govt to help local furniture manufacturers enhance their exports

LAHORE: Noting that Pakistani handmade furniture products have the potential to capture the world market, Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar on Friday assured the local furniture industry of the government’s support so that the country’s exports could be enhanced.

Inaugurating the three-day 10th Interiors Pakistan exhibition at the Expo Centre, he urged the businessmen to work extensively to promote the local industry in Pakistan.

“Pakistan is blessed with abundant resources and our people are equipped with the best skills that can help develop the country on modern lines,” he said. “The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government would establish greater liaison with this sector to fully understand the market conditions as well as to protect, develop and promote the industry.”

He said the government would ask the concerned authorities to provide more visible support to the furniture businesses in terms of simple and easily obtainable grants for exhibitions and trade shows.

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The governor on the occasion also visited various stalls and appreciated the stallholders displaying their products. He said the products were a unique combination of traditional art and modern-day requirements.

“Joint efforts have to be made on modern lines to gain optimum access to international markets for locally manufactured furniture and accessories,” he added.

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