International carpet exhibition at Lahore in October
A three-day 36th International Carpet Exhibition will be held in Lahore from 4th October 2018.
This was stated by Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association Acting Chairman Riaz Ahmed while addressing a press conference on Sunday.
He said that the annual exhibition provides an opportunity to showcase the best of Pakistan’s carpets to visitors and customers from around the world.
He said that PCMEA has invited major countries of the world to participate in the event. Presently, Pakistan-made hand knotted woolen carpets in Bokhara, Chobi, Jaldar, Balochi, Sootri, Persian and Kazakh designs are gaining attention of customers the world over for their high quality and unmatchable prices.
“It is matter of great pride for Pakistani manufacturers and exporters of hand-knotted carpets that in all corners of the world there are very satisfied customers having trust and confidence in quality and workmanship,” he said and added that Pakistani carpets are among the top carpets in the world.
The spokesman said that Pakistani carpet manufacturers are working hard to enhance its demand in international market. He said that due to hard work of PCMEA, soft image of country is being improve day by day.
He said that PCMEA always keen for betterment of Pakistan carpet industry invites suggestions from manufacturers, commercial exporters and foreign customers to create more awareness among consumers regarding Pakistan-made hand-knotted woolen carpets.
He said that Trade Development Authority of Pakistan has provided Rs. 5 million fund for holding the exhibition and thanked the TDAP for provision of funds. However, he said that the amount is very meager to meet the expenses.
Riaz urged the TDAP to increase the funds for holding the October exhibition a success.
He said that the PCMEA is trying hard to make the exhibition most successful with the participation of international visitors.