FAISALABAD (INP): Punjab Minister for Industry, Commerce & Investment, Mian Aslam Iqbal has said that Faisalabad Expo Centre will play a proactive role in introducing and enhancing exports of quality products of “Made in Faisalabad” to the global markets.
This was stated by him while addressing a ceremony after unveiling a plaque for the ground breaking ceremony of Faisalabad Expo Centre at Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry here on Sunday.
Mian Aslam Iqbal said that the Government has laid full focus on reinvigorating industrial and commercial activities. “In this connection fully equipped industrial estates are developed across the province”, he said and added that in Faisalabad M3 industrial estate and Allama Iqbal Special Economic Zones are already under the process of expeditious colonization. He said that Expo Centre will attract foreign buyers to visit and personally participate in exhibitions to be organized in this state of the art Expo Centre.
He said that despite the pandemic, the Government adopted a prudent policy of smart lockdown which helped to gear up the industrial activities. He said that the Government was also offering lucrative incentives to the foreign investors to attract maximum Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). He acknowledged the entrepreneurship of Faisalabad and hoped that they should explore new markets in addition to introducing non-traditional export items. About the Expo Centre, he said that it would be completed under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
The Provincial Minister also inaugurated industrial facilitation lounge and in this connection he particularly appreciated the innovative and creative approach of Engineer Hafiz Ihtasham Javed President FCCI who has devoted himself for the welfare of the business community and taken bold steps to facilitate the FCCI members. He hoped that being President FCCI will also play his role in the early completion of the proposed Expo Centre.
Chaudhary Talat Mahmood Senior Vice President, Ayub Aslam Manj Vice President, newly elected president Mr. Atif Munir, Engineer Ahmad Hasan, founding president of the FWCCI Mrs. Robina Amjad, President Tehmina Pasha and newly elected president Madam Nighat Shahid were also present while Executive Member Dr. Sajjad Arshad prayed for the success of these projects.