Pakistani products a major hit at Chandigarhs International Trade Expo

December 6th, 2007 - 6:22 pm ICT by admin  

Chandigarh, Dec 6 (ANI): Pakistan products, apparel and cuisine were a major hit among the visitors and traders at the International Trade Expo in Chandigarh, which concluded yesterday.
Over 100 exhibitors from Pakistan, Burma, Malaysia, Switzerland and Poland, besides a large number from India, participated in the exhibition organised to spur business with the foreign countries from December 1.
About 35 Pakistani exhibitors displayed cuisine, traditional apparel, footwear, handicrafts and several other ethnic products at the expo.
“The paramount attribute of our products, is that they are completely Pakistani. No material has been taken from anywhere else,” said Sayyada Dhanji, an exhibitor from Pakistan.
The major attraction at the expo were Onyx, the gleaming stone in various hues that lends itself beautifully to be moulded into a variety of articles ranging from decorative artefacts to stunning pieces of furniture.
A wide range of Onyx handicrafts were on display at the Pakistan pavilion. Indians consider Onyx as a lucky stone and onyx artefacts are quite a craze in India.
Visitors said they would like more such expos to be organised.
I met few people who are in direct contact with garment manufacturers of Pakistan. I feel that more and more people should come forward and buy products from Pakistan and should promote import,” said Yogeeta, a visitor.
The five-day long International Trade expo was organised by the PHDCCI (Punjab Haryana Delhi Chamber of Commerce and Industry).
“The expo has allowed people to showcase their products. And from the consumer point of view, it has given an opportunity to Chandigarh residents to buy products like Marble-Onyx, which has arrived form Pakistan,” P K Verma, Regional Director, PHDCCI.
This is the second exhibition organised by the PHDCCI. The first was organised at Amritsar in 2005, which was entirely of Pakistani products and food.
Pakistan stalls at the 27th India International Trade Fair held in New Delhi last month witnessed long queues of Indians holding out for spices and the embroidered fabric. (ANI)

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