Tasawar Hussain Butt has been unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Pakistan Leather Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PLGMEA) Central for the year 2021-2022 in the first meeting of the newly elected 20th Central Executive Committee. Rashid Arshad Zahur was elected as Senior Vice Chairman and Kashif Rahim as Vice Chairman.
Earlier, Muhammad Saleem Ahmed and Abdul Salam were unanimously elected as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Southern Zone in the 1st Meeting of the newly elected 20th Southern Executive Board at PLGMEA Offices, Karachi
The new Central Chairman, Tasawar Hussain and Southern Zone Chairman Muhammad Saleem Ahmed thanked all the incoming Southern & Central Executive Board members for the confidence reposed in them by electing them the Chairman of this prestigious Association of Industry.
The new Central Chairman, Tasawar Hussain, advised the members of the difficult time ahead in the aftermath of the worldwide economic crunch due to Covid-19. He said that they would try to capitalize the merit of the only value-added Leather Sector of the country. He noted that industrial cost structuring needs improvement by policy support of the Government. Fiscal, monitory, tariffs and taxation needs rationalization.
Similarly, Chairman Southern Zone Saleem Ahmed strongly urged to Prime Minister of Pakistan and Federal Minister for Commerce to activate TDAP and Commercial Consular in Pakistani Missions abroad to help exporters in the international market showcase Pakistani leather garments products on a large scale. He said Federal Government needs to review Trade Policy to enhance the Exports of Leather Garments and Allied Industries as the leather garments/goods industry has excellent growth potential as well as to earn foreign exchange for the country.