Governor Punjab extends complete support to furniture industry


LAHORE, NOV 23 (DNA) – Governor Punjab Ch Muhammad Sarwar Saturday said Pakistan handmade furniture products had great potential to capture world market with excellent modern designing.

He expressed these views while visiting various stalls on 2nd day of 3-day mega 11th Interiors Pakistan exhibition held at Expo Center and organized by Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC). Mian Kashif Ashfaq, Chief Executive PFC was also accompanied him on this occasion.

The Governor said Pakistan was moving forward in a better position to attract investment and it was highly appreciable that PFC was exerting full force to create opportunities for foreign investment in the country by creating business-to-business contacts with foreign furniture producers.

He said the government would fully support the furniture industry to exploit its potential for boosting the production and maximize export worldwide.

Ch Sarwar further said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government aims to establish strong liaison with this particular sector for thorough understanding of the market conditions and requirements of the industry.

“The PTI will direct the concerned authorities to provide more visible support to the furniture business in terms of simple and easily obtainable grants,” he announced.

“This would help the sector to exhibit and attend trade shows and also promote local exports as a success globally.” This is also a good platform for new talent to come forward and be recognized.

 Through these exhibitions the Pakistan Furniture Council has laid the groundwork for furniture related commerce to move forward effectively and expand their market and in turn serve the economy of Pakistan.” Governor added.

He said that PFC has done a lot to promote interior designers and furniture manufacturers from all over Pakistan, both nationally and internationally.

Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) Chief Executive Mian Kashif Ashfaq extended his deep gratitude to Punjab governor for providing assurance to support furniture sector at the government level.

He seconded the view that handmade world-class Pakistani furniture market has a huge opportunity for furniture exporters across the globe if the government makes policies in accordance with the suggestions of its stakeholders for promotion furniture exports.

Mian Kashif further said that with its previous experience, the PFC remained one of the most distinctive channels for regional and international companies to penetrate the global market. = DNA