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TDAP to organize ‘Alishan Pakistan’ exhibition in New Delhi

TDAP to organize ‘Alishan Pakistan’ exhibition in New Delhi

ISLAMABAD: Despite strong opposition by an Indian Hindu fundamentalist organisation, preparations are in full swing to make the upcoming event ‘Aalishan Pakistan’ lifestyle exhibition in New Delhi a big success. The event is being organised by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP).
The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), working for establishment of Hindu society, has demanded the Indian government stop the exhibition.
According to the Ministry of Commerce, the landmark event is scheduled to be held at two large halls in Pargatti Maidan in the Indian capital from September 11-14.
The main purpose of such events is to showcase Pakistan’s best quality exports in India and to build on the efforts of the governments of Pakistan and India to normalise trade between the two countries which has potential of $3 billion bilateral trade trade.
All major brands of Pakistan are participating in the exhibition. More than 200 exhibitors will showcase their products to the Indian business visitors and some 600 Pakistani traders are set to travel to India for the big event that will provide Pakistani entrepreneurs with a platform and the opportunity to expand their markets.
There will be over 350 stalls and 150 expected participants, including high profile brands such as Bareeze, Sana Safinaaz, Chen One, Khaadi, Al Karam and Gul Ahmed.
The trade authority has also planned to organize meetings with Indian importers, panel discussions and sessions on trade and business between the two countries in addition to musical evenings, an art show at the Lalit Hotel allowing young and upcoming Pakistani artist to advertise their work and fashion shows by designers like Faiza Samee, Shamaeel, Deepak Perwani, Chen One, Kayseria and Bareeze, and members of the Fashion Pakistan Council.
On the other side, a fundamental organization Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) working for establishment of Hindu Society has demanded the Indian government stop planned events.
In a memorandum sent to the Indian Home, Foreign Business ministers, Police Commissioner of Delhi and India’s Business Development Organisation’s president, it is said that exhibition will be displaying clothes, leather goods, engineering and agricultural goods produced in Pakistan and should be banned.