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PFC to participate in 3-day Make in Pakistan Expo Baku starting from Oct 28


LAHORE, Oct 08 (DNA): Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) will participate
in 3-day Made in Pakistan Expo Baku starting from 28th October in

PFC Chief Executive Mian Kashif Ashfaq while chairing a meeting of
furniture exporters Tuesday said that Pakistani businessmen have shown
keen interest in the exhibition and have high hopes for the promotion of
their products in the markets of Azerbaijan.
He also stressed that such exhibition will certainly affect the
strengthening of Azerbaijani-Pakistani relations and the strengthening
of ties between people.

Mian Kashif Ashfaq, who is also chairman of Faisalabad Industrial Estate
Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) said they would invite Azeri
investors and businessmen to invest in furniture city to be established
in Allama Iqbal Industrial City in Faisalabad to tap growing
opportunities in Pakistan.

He also said PFC will extend invitation to furniture producers and
retailers of Azerbaijan besides China, Italy, United Kingdom, Turkey,
Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Denmark, Thailand and, Bangkok to participate in
mega 11th “Interiors Pakistan” Expo-2019 commencing from November 22 in

He said that Pakistan and Azerbaijan had enough potential to further
increase their bilateral trade volume by exploring the existing
opportunities. He expressed his satisfaction over the growth of
bilateral trade between the two countries which witnessed an increase by
about 25 percent. However, he said a $60 million bilateral trade volume
is not enough with the size of the economies of both countries in mind.

He said there are tremendous opportunities for bilateral trade
cooperation in the pharmaceutical, poultry, marble, furniture and
textile sectors.

Mian Kashif said that this participation will certainly have a
significant impact on the marketing of the Pakistani products, which
will also contribute to the development of the private sector in
Pakistan and consequently support the national economy. “I encourage
Pakistani furniture companies to focus on the Central Asian markets,
being one of the promising markets that have a will to purchase high
quality products with features enjoyed by the Pakistani products,” he

We extend our support to provide further boost to the upbeat furniture
industry of Pakistan, as we want to see it achieve new heights of
success, but that would only be possible if all furniture stakeholders
work collectively towards the achievement of a common goal,” PFC Chief

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