January 12, 2021: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government is taking priority measures to promote industries meant for value-added exports.
Talking to a delegation Pakistan Tanners Association in Islamabad on Monday, he assured that the government is ready to extend all possible cooperation to run the leather industry on its full capacity. He said that the industrial wheel is moving swiftly due to the government's positive economic and business-friendly policies and this reflected in positive economic indicators.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister was apprised of the growing demand for Pakistani leather globally. It was said that Pakistani leather is known for its high quality and low cost.
It was told that Pakistani leather has the capacity to export to earn foreign exchange worth billions of dollars by exporting it to the world's leading brands by enhancing value addition by 300 percent. High-quality sheep, goat, cow and buffalo leather is prepared in sufficient quantity in Pakistan, but this industry is facing difficulties in meeting its targets due to the Covid-19 pandemic and other reasons.