leather, leather garments and leather footwear collectively contribute
top earnings in the total exports of Pakistan second only to
cotton-textile group. During the first nine months ended March 31 this
fiscal the exports of these three core leather categories depicted
over 26 per cent increase over the corresponding period last year. PAGE
looks at the prospects of increased demand of Pakistani leather and
products in the FMD plagued UK resulting in the culling of over 3.1
million cattle. It also takes a look at the capacity and capability of
the local industry to meet the expected increase in export demand.
In order to earn better
value and respect in the international market, Pakistan has decided
that quality and grading certificate will be issued by the reputed
private companies prior to export of cotton, rice, wheat and fruits.
Promotion of "Made-in-Pakistan" culture would be an added
advantage of this decision of quality certification of Pakistani
Executive Gen. Pervez Musharraf is intended to visit India shortly.
The schedule of the visit is yet to be announced. It is however an
icebreaking development, which has kindled the hopes for easing the
tense relations between the two nations. Apart from a positive effect
on the political fronts, the business community in both the countries
are attaching great importance to the visit which they feel may help
improving trade relations between the two countries.
in 1982, MAP's Corporate Excellence Award is the most sought-after
award in the corporate sector in Pakistan. This honour bestows upon
recipients, the distinction of being the best managed.