ISLAMABAD: The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) is planning to organize exhibitions like Alishaan Pakistan in other countries of the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
“TDAP Chief Executive S M Muneer has endorsed the concept presented by different organizations of traders on the sidelines of Alishaan Pakistan exhibition held in New Delhi,” the outgoing President of Rawalpindi Chambers of Commerce and Industry Dr Shimail Daud Arain told Customs Today in an interview here on Tuesday.
Dr Shimail Daud said that S M Muneer also agreed to the proposal of traders’ community to constitute a committee comprising representatives of different chambers of commerce and industry to finalise the arrangements for the organizing such exhibitions in SAARC countries. “By holding such exhibitions in regional countries Pakistan can earn millions of foreign exchange as revenue,” he said giving an example of recent exhibition held in New Delhi.
“Alishaan Pakistan exhibition was a big success because the Indians were stunned by witnessing industrial development achieved by Pakistan,” he added, saying that this event also enhanced the softer image of Pakistan not only among the Indians but also huge number of foreigners residing in India who paid visit to the exhibition.
Dr Shimail Daud Arain further said that besides doing good business at Alishaan Pakistan exhibition, different chambers of commerce and industry, exporters and importers also held detailed meetings with trading community of India and other countries. “Definitely, this interaction between traders’ will bring economic and business fruits for Pakistan in the future.”