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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

Pakistani Mango & Food Festival, Friday July 28th

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Embassy of Pakistan to Sweden & Finland together with Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) invites You to come and experience the flavours of Pakistani food together with the sweetness of different types of Pakistani mangoes.

Spice up Your Friday with traditional Pakistani food or sweeten it by our delicious mangoes or mango shakes!

Time: Friday 28th July, 2017

Place: Sergels Torg.


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.


Chinese Ship Opens New Trade Route Via Pakistani Port

Islamabad (AP) — Pakistan’s top civilian and military leaders traveled to the country’s southwest on Sunday to open a new international trade route by seeing off a Chinese ship that’s exporting goods to the Middle East and Africa from the newly built Gwadar port.

The first convoy of Chinese trucks carrying goods for sale abroad has arrived in Pakistan amid tight security using a road linking Gwadar to China’s northwestern Xinjiang region, the government said in a statement.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan will provide best possible security to foreign investors to enable them to use the Chinese-funded port for international trade.

Amid security concerns for foreign workers, the Pakistani army has created a special force to guard the new trade routes and the port, which is located in insurgency-wracked Baluchistan province where an overnight blast at a shrine killed nearly 50 people.

The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group and Pakistani officials said it was aimed at harming the Chinese-funded projects in the southwest and elsewhere in the country.

China is building a network of roads and power plants under a project known as China-Pakistan Economic Corridor that is expected to absorb $46 billion in Chinese investment in the coming decades.

China and Pakistan have long maintained close political and military relations, based partly on mutual antipathy toward neighbor India. Gwadar port is located on the Arabian Sea and it occupies a strategic location between South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. The port is also located at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, just outside the Straits of Hormuz.

China is seeking convenient and reliable access to the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Chinese ships now use the Strait of Malacca, a narrow passage between the Malay Peninsula and Indonesia. The proposed new route would give China access to the Persian Gulf region and the Middle East.