‘Govt to establish four expo centres in Punjab’

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said on Tuesday the commerce ministry would establish ‘joint expo centres’ in four cities of Punjab.

“I had a meeting last week with CM Punjab, Usman Khan Buzdar, who also supported the idea,” the adviser tweeted on Tuesday.

He said that the Punjab government would be requested to provide land for common expo centres in Sialkot, Gujrat, Wazirabad and Gujranwala.

The adviser appreciated the role of industrials in the above mentioned cities and assured full support to the exporters of Punjab.

He reiterated that this measure was essential to strengthen the economy through export-led growth.

Meanwhile, the adviser also shed light on his meeting with the rice exporters.

“I had a very productive meeting with the Rice Export Association of Pakistan (REAP) representatives yesterday in MOC regarding the Indian application in European Union (EU) for Global Indication Law (GIL) tag on Basmati. This matter is being taken very seriously by the government and we are engaging the best resources,” he said. “I sat with the representatives of the Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) to oppose the Indian claim.”

Dawood said that all stakeholders would be consulted while chalking out the strategy for the way forward.

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