PCMEA demands subsidy in freight for exporting carpets

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LAHORE October 13 (ONLINE): Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters
Association (PCMEA)senior vice
chairman Riaz Ahmed Tuesday demanded freight subsidy from the government on
carpet export to
meet the challenges at international markets.
Presiding over a review meeting after taking charge as vice chairman, Riaz
Ahmed further said they
sent proposals to the government for taking necessary steps to promote
Pakistan handmade world
class carpets in 14 different countries.
On this occasion, Carpet Training Institute Chairperson Pervez Hanif, central
leader Abdul Latif Malik,
Saeed Khan, Major (R) Akhter Nazir, Ijazur Rehman, Malik Akbar, Daniyal Hanif,
Faisal Saeed Khan and
others were also present.
Riaz Ahmed said an international carpet exhibition would not be held as per
schedule in September
due to a coronavirus pandemic; however, he said they are thinking on the line
of arranging virtual
exhibitions and in this regard, they would call a meeting for consultation.
They also deliberated on the issues being faced by the local carpet industry
and seeking solutions for
their issues. Riaz Ahmed said Trade Development Authority Pakistan had lifted
the condition of five
years for participation in international exhibition and a formal letter will
be dispatched to all in this
regard.