The Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) delegation called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to brief him on rising leather demand worldwide which they say Pakistani exports can benefit from.
The meeting held on Monday was attended by industries and production minister Hammad Azhar and commerce advisor Abdul Razak Dawood that deliberated on how the Pakistani leather industry can overcome hurdles posed to it.
According to the report, PTA delegation briefed the PM Imran Khan on how Pakistani leather has the potential to sweep in billions of dollars of revenue by capturing the international export market with its quality leather and that at a very economical cost. Moreover, the leather of the country is globally acclaimed for its low cost and produces the best quality products.
Pakistani leather, is no doubt, of high quality and has the capacity to export to earn foreign exchange. It is even said that this single industry can uplift the value of international brands by up to 300%.
The meeting also informed that the country produces a voluminous variety of leather ranging from sheep hides to buffaloes. However, the delegation also told their issue in achieving the industrial targets and that the Pakistani industry is facing some tough times in meeting its targets due to the Covid-19 pandemic and other reasons.
Additionally, the Prime Minister relieved them in the grievances that his government will take all necessary steps to help the industry maximize its potential. ‘Such industries that contribute in value-added export will be encouraged by the government with preferential treatment’, the PM concluded.