Russian PM visits Pakistani pavilion in International Import expo in Shanghai

Russian PM visits Pakistani pavilion in International Import expo in Shanghai

SHANGHAI - Chinese President Mr Xi Jinping and Russia PM visited Paksitan Pavilion at China International Import Expo in Shanghai.

They were received by the Prime Minister Imran Khan, members of the Cabinet and CM Balochistan.

President Xi was accompanied by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.

Secretary Commerce Mohammad Younus Dagha briefed the dignitaries about the theme of the Pavilion which represented five important trade sectors of Pakistan.

He informed that Textiles and Apparels employ 38 per cent of industrial workforce with 8.5 per cent share in GDP and make up for more than 70 per cent of our exports with leather and made-ups, for many international brands. The fastest growth has been in the garments sector which provides jobs to female workers.

He further said that Pakistan has the privilege of not only having the world renowned sportsmen but also has the distinction of competing in quality and winning the contracts for supply of sports goods for top brands and prestigious events. The last two FIFA world cups including the one this year in Russia were played with Pakistan made footballs. Younus Dagha said that with the marvelous archeological sites of the world's oldest civilization in south and the meeting point of the three majestic mountain ranges known as "the roof of the world" in the north, the tourism sector in Pakistan offers unlimited opportunities for the hospitality sector investors.

The new government is improving the policy framework to attract more investments in manufacturing sector to increase our capacity to export.