RAWALPINDI: A delegation of Pakistan Handicrafts Association (HAP) headed by its President Fahad Barlas called on newly elected President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Saboor Malik here at Chamber House on Thursday.
HAP President shared the calendar of HAP activities with RCCI President and said that the work of artisans would be highlighted with the cooperation of all stake holders and a number of art and cultural events including Expos would be organized at Regional, National and International level. He said that the talented craftsmen of Pakistan would be benefitted by organizing exhibitions and different events in Pakistan and abroad.
Fahad Barlas congratulated Saboor Malik on assuming the charge of President RCCI and express the hope that under his leadership the profile of RCCI would be upgraded with massive business promotion activities.
President RCCI Malik Saboor appreciated the ambitious plans of handicrafts promotion of HAP and assured all possible assistance and cooperation to the HAP Management. He said cottage industry played an important role and worked as engine of growth in country economy. The Government must provide conducive environment to promote SMEs.
Chairman regional trade Khurshid Barlas, Vice President HAP Kashif Zaheer, Senior Vice President RCCI, Nosharwan Khalil Khan, Vice President Hamza Saroosh, and Executive Members of both organizations were present on the occasion.
Former President Sohail Altaf talking on the occasion said that Handicraft has great potential in international market and which can be explore with mutual cooperation. He also congratulated Fahad Barlas on his success being the President HAP and assured that both organization would work with close coordination.