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Nordic Pakistan IT Summit, 14-16 Nov, 2017

Nordic Pakistan IT Summit, 14-16 Nov, 2017

Embassy of Pakistan together with Pakistan Sweden Business Council (PSBC) organized first ever Nordic Pakistan IT summit in Stockholm. The idea of the summit was to create an integrated platform for IT Communities of Pakistan and Nordic Region to exchange ideas, network and grow business. The summit brought together industry experts & executives to discuss efficient cooperation and launch potential partnerships.

Media coverage:

The moments from the summit:

Swedish & Lithuanian delegation attended Expo Pakistan 2017 in Karachi (Nov 8-13, 2017)

Swedish & Lithuanian delegation attended Expo Pakistan 2017 in Karachi (Nov 8-13, 2017)

Embassy of Pakistan brought Swedish & Lithuanian delegation consisting of 12 companies from different sectors (textile, leather, automotive parts, paper, engineering, IT) to visit EXPO Pakistan 2017 in Karachi and meet companies in their interest.

The delegates attended exhibition with many B2B meetings scheduled there,  made the field visits to the private companies from different sectors, also had a chance to attend a reception of launching event for #EmergingPakistan compaign and fashion shows of Pakistani designers who introduced the concept of Made in Pakistan.

For majority of the delegates it was first time visiting Pakistan which lead to a complete change of the image of business Community and business regime of Pakistan as well as general image of country, women participation in development and tourist destinations in Pakistan. Delegates were introduced to Pakistan’s exportable sectors,  macroeconomic situation, quality and capacity of businesses in each sector and competitive advantages of doing business with Pakistan. 

Moments of the visit below:

10th Expo Pakistan Nov 9th – 12th 2017

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10th Expo Pakistan Nov 9th – 12th 2017

Expo Pakistan is the biggest trade fair in Pakistan, showcasing the largest collection of Pakistan’s export merchandise and services. Foreign exhibitors, from neighboring countries, also use this platform to display their products.

Held annually, the four-day Expo Pakistan has become the primary sourcing point for a large number of businesses worldwide, giving them a head start on the buying and ordering for coming seasons.

First held in 2015, the success of last Expo Pakistan in 2015 was manifested by the participation of a large number of local and foreign buyers who settled business deals estimated at around US$ 1.2 billion. The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan invites you to the 10th Expo Pakistan to be held from 9th to 12th November 2017 at Karachi Expo Centre to become part of the largest ever display of Pakistan’s exportable merchandise and services.

 We will be selecting  companies & journalists from Nordics to go to this EXPO  as a delegation. With an interest please contact Commercial Section, contact details find here.

Exhibition SOURCE PAKISTAN in Stockholm, Aug 31- Sept 1, 2017


Embassy of Pakistan in Sweden together with Pakistan Sweden Business Council (PSBC) is organizing a single country exhibition where Pakistani products like textile, carpets, handicrafts, furniture, jewelry, leather and sport items will be displayed.

You are very welcome to join with free entry and experience a spirit of Pakistan in the capital of Nordics Stockholm on 31st Aug- 1st Sept, 2017.

More info:

Pakistan International Carpets Exhibition 2017


Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA) in collaboration of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) is organizing 35th Pakistan International Carpets Exhibition from 5thto 7th October 2017 in Lahore.

Carpets buyers are cordially invited to visit the event and choose from a wide range of new product lines, fresh designs & color combinations and huge stocks of Pakistan hand knotted carpets at the exhibition. Therefore, please make sure that PAKISTAN is on top of your priority list to visit this October where Red Carpet Reception awaits you.

The Exhibition is being organized in collaboration with Trade Development Authority of Pakistan. As always, PCMEA intends to offer an attractive hospitality package including air ticket subsidy and five-star hotel accommodations to the distinguished buyers.

Kindly fill out the attached Registration Form. Please feel free to contact us by email  or

Community-managed hydropower plants: PPAF receives global recognition

he Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) here on Thursday received global recognition for its community managed Hydropower Plants. According to PPAF announcement, here on Thursday, the award winning project is about 55 micro hydro plants completed in Northern Areas during the period 2004 to 2015 with funding from the World Bank, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

The prestigious Energy Institute (EI), UK has selected these PPAF projects in the EI Awards Community Initiative category for 2016. Besides clean energy the project is providing light and much needed economic opportunities through enterprise development for nearly 12,000 households. PPAF is at forefront to play lead role in increasing access to modern, affordable, reliable and sustainable energy resources.

PPAF began its renewable energy programme in 2003 and has completed over 3,900 projects of different types and sizes through grants and microcredit funded by the World Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the German Development Bank (KfW).

These included development of mini hydroelectric plants, decentralised solar lighting and solar home systems, wind energy projects, solar-wind hybrid systems, solar water pumping projects and biogas plants.

PPAF with funding from KfW is currently implementing the Hydropower and Renewable Energy project. Under this project, PPAF through its partner organizations is implementing 5 Micro and Mini Hydro Power Projects ranging from 36kw to 306kw in Chitral, Buner, and Upper Dir districts of KP while the Solar Lighting System (SLS) component of the project covers 96 mini-grid systems with a cumulative capacity of 500kw in the Lakki Marwat, Karak and Swabi districts of KP. Qazi Azmat Isa, CEO of PPAF, said that the PPAF is committed to combating poverty and mitigating the effects of climate change on marginalized communities across Pakistan.