KPK and PFMA tie-up for Footwear Industry growth

KPK special Assistance to Chief Minister on Industries and Commerce focal person and senior delegates visit the Pakistan Footwear Manufacturer Association (PFMA) office in Lahore. PFMA vice-chairman Mr Muhammad Zubair welcomed the representative and arranged the visit of PSDH and IPFTC facilities. Mr Abdul Karim Focal person heads KPK delegate for investment-related activities, praised the state-of-the-art facilities operated under PFMA. The detailed visit aimed to forge business ties between KPK and the Punjab Provincial Government to work together to grow the footwear industry in Pakistan. KPK Government has immense demand for Peshawari Chappal and seeking an international market to export. There is a need to adopt modern techniques and tools to meet international standards to achieve this objective. IPFTC has been equipped with the latest machinery and applying most modern techniques to bring local industry to international standards.

KPK Special Assistant to CM Mr Abdul Karim was impressed by the Facility and stated, “We want to replicate this model for our Peshawari Chapal Industry which still uses old techniques and lacks Modern tools. We wish to join hands with PFMA to help us build a similar Facility and provide training to our craftsmen to adopt the most advanced techniques in developing Peshawari chappal to gain access to the international market. We wish to tie nod with PFMA in modernizing our local footwear industry with infrastructure and Human resource development to produce International standard products and tap foreign markets.”

PFMA Vice Chairman Mr Muhammad Zubair encouraged the regional cooperation to work together to better the Footwear industry. He further stated, “We are pleased to welcome KPK Government to showing interest in forging cooperation in enhancing the Footwear Industry. We are more than happy to support every cooperation at the provincial level to enhance the workforce’s skills and equip them with the most modern tools to prepare the finest products for local and international markets. We continue our work towards modernizing the footwear Industry of Pakistan to become the country’s leading exporting Sector of the country”.

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