Political and Trade Leadership Urged to Motivate Entrepreneurs to Accept Present Situations as Challenge and Blessing in Disguise - Press Release issued by Union of Small and Medium Enterprises.

Karachi -- January 06, 2023 (PPI-OT)

Following is the text of press release issued by Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME)


The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has appealed to all trade leaders and politicians belonging to all parties not to cause panic or disappointment among entrepreneurs but instead motivate them to take this situation as a challenge and a blessing in disguise and rebuild the nation by determination and drive. President UNISAME Zulfikar Thaver said we must learn from Iran when it was faced with sanctions it never lost hope but started manufacturing every item and today it is self-sufficient in most items.

He said Pakistan is blessed with good crops like rice, wheat, sugarcane, maize, pulses, cotton also sunflower, olives, fruits and vegetables and also has cement. It also has livestock and dairy products.It is unfortunate that we have been importing many items despite of having our own resources. He questioned as to why we were importing cheese, butter, biscuits, jam and jellies when we are in a position to improve our bench mark and make goods of international standards. We need to change our practices.

The trade leaders and politicians must motivate and encourage our people to grow more and add value to our produce and set up value addition industries and export more and more. The engineering industry can also resort to reverse engineering and make local machinery by copying imported machinery and equipment. The Engineering Development Board (EDB) can help in this.

Secondly our people must...

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