LAHORE: The three-day Pakistan International Carpet Exhibition 2016 organised by the Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA) ended here Saturday after attracting thousands of local and international visitors.
Organisers claimed that the event was visited by a large number of buyers from across the world, while over 62 companies displayed their products at the exhibition.
Buyers from China, Turkey, Mexico, the US and EU attended the exhibition. For them the exhibition offered an opportunity to see achievements of Pakistan’s carpet industry, said Association’s Senior Vice Chairman Riaz Ahmed.
Ahmed said that the exhibition was also a morale booster for new investors. Apart from the contribution of local industry, the exhibition offered on display several new varieties of hand-knotted carpets to visitors, as they were seen searching for fresh designs.
The sizable presence of foreigners amazed everyone considering the perceived law and order situation in the country, added the official. Ahmed said that manufacturers had tried to ensure huge participation of locals, new investors, students and general public to create awareness.
PCMEA Chairman Usman Ghani said that solid steps are required for the development of the carpet industry, adding that Pakistan has a huge potential of earning foreign exchange through export of carpet as the local companies had achieved excellence in high levels of quality and international standards.
Courtesy ” Express Tribune