Pakistan-UK ties to be showcased through pictorial exhibition

British High Commission official underlines importance of bilateral ties

Imran Rana February 23, 2017

FAISALABAD: The United Kingdom will arrange a pictorial exhibition of Pakistan and UK’s relationship over the years in collaboration with the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI).

This was stated by British High Commission’s Second Political Secretary Martin Robinson. In a meeting with FCCI Vice President Engineer Ahmed Hassan, he underlined the importance of cordial relations between the two countries and hoped that this relationship will further grow in the coming years.

Hassan briefed the meeting about the importance of Faisalabad in the overall economy of Pakistan. He said that Pakistan is earning $13 billion per annum from the exports of textile and, out of this, Faisalabad’s share is around 55 %.

Hassan said that international institutions are very pragmatic about the future growth of Faisalabad. “Institutions have predicted that this city will attain 8% gross domestic product growth during the coming years which clearly indicates the economic importance of this vibrant city.”

Hassan hoped that the youth’s involvement will yield positive results within the coming five to 10 years.

He also mentioned the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and said that it will further enhance the industrial as well as economic importance of Faisalabad.

“Many Chinese investors are visiting Faisalabad to explore business opportunity in M-3 industrial Estate developed by Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FEDMIC).”

Published in The Express Tribune, February 24th, 2017.

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