Looking for clearance: TDAP agrees to take up rice export issue

Asks TCP to issue certificate for export of 6,000 tons to Sri Lanka.

Our Correspondent June 06, 2015
A REAP delegation suggested to TDAP that it should send its proposal to the commerce ministry asking the TCP to issue a certificate that would allow the export. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) Director General Lahore Sher Afgun Khan has agreed to take up the matter of exporting 6,000 tons of rice to Sri Lanka with the Ministry of Commerce.

A Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) delegation suggested  to TDAP that it should send its proposal to the commerce ministry, asking the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) to issue a certificate that would grant the export, a REAP release said on Saturday.

The director general agreed with this proposal and assured that he would take up the matter on an urgent basis, it added. REAP Chairman Rafique Suleman, Senior Vice Chairman Mian Mohsin Aziz, along with members of managing committee of REAP, met TDAP DG Lahore on Friday to discuss the disbandment of Quality Review Committee (QRC) of rice.

On disbandment of QRC, the DG Lahore highlighted the procedure and said a golden handshake will be offered by the TDAP office for the disbandment of QRC.

He further added that all employees will be granted the golden handshake as per agreed formula of one salary per annum multiplied by years of service and three salaries in addition.

It was decided in the meeting that controller, deputy controller and chief accountant of QRC will remain till the finalisation of audit by Mushtaq and Company. It was further resolved the three QRC employees will be granted golden handshake as per procedure.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2015.

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