Monthly Archives: April 2014

TRADE ASSOCIATIONS NEED TO BE STRENGTHENED

Apr 30, 2014 |

The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) appreciated the suggestion of Rana Afzal Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz PML-N MNA and parliamentary secretary at the “ SME Growth Round Table Conference “ that trade associations need to be strengthened and enabled to facilitate the members. President UNISAME Zulfikar Thaver supported the concept and stated that […more]

Commercial Banks Not Comfortable With SMEs… Need Credit Guarantee from State

Apr 30, 2014 |

The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) invited the attention of the planning , development and reforms federal minister Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Khurram Dastagir federal commerce minister and parliamentary secretary Rana Afzal at a round table conference for SME growth that the the SMEs are unable to get finance from the banks. The banks […more]

UNISAME URGES SURVEY OF SMEs AREA WISE & INDUSTRY WISE

Apr 26, 2014 |

The Union of Small and medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has invited the attention of the federal minister planning ,development and reforms (PD&R) Prof Ahasan Iqbal to the unavailability of the correct figures of the size and area wise and industry wise figures of the small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and farmers and urged him to […more]

PLANNING MINISTRY IN THE PROCESS OF FINALIZATION OF VISION PAKISTAN 2025

Apr 25, 2014 |

The Ministry of Planning,Development and Reform (MoPD&R) is in the process of finalizing ” Pakistan Vision 2025″ which aims to achieve competitive environment for the small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with conditions that facilitate them with focus on access to finance, promoting entrepreneurship and innovation. The intent is to improve their contribution to economic […more]

MINCOM REITERATES NO MANDATORY MEMBERSHIP FOR RICE EXPORTERS

Apr 24, 2014 |

The Ministry of Commerce (MINCOM) has again reiterated its earlier position that the mandatory membership of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) has been removed. Altaf Hussain Maitlo Assistant Chief (Exports) in a letter dated 21st April 2014 addressed to Ch. Masood Iqbal chairman REAP has stated that presently as per policy in vogue mandatory […more]

ALAMGIR APPOINTED CEO SMEDA FOR INTERIM PERIOD

Apr 23, 2014 |

The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has felicitated Chaudhry Muhammad Alamgir on his well deserved appointment as chief executive officer (CEO) of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) for the interim period as per a notification issued today. President UNISAME Zulfikar Thaver on behalf of himself and UNISAME congratulated Ch Muhammad. […more]

MINISTRY OF PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT & REFORM TO REVISIT SME POLICY AT SME GROWTH CONFERENCE ON 29th APRIL

Apr 21, 2014 |

The Ministry of Planning Development and Reform (PD&R) has scheduled a ” Round-Table Conference on SME Growth.”on 29th April, 2014 at Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform to be chaired by Prof. Ahsan Iqbal federal minister PD&R with participation of stakeholders. President Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) Zulfikar Thaver also member of the […more]

ROUND TABLE CONFERENCE ON SME GROWTH BY MINISTRY OF PLANNING,DEVELOPMENT & REFORMS

Apr 20, 2014 |

The Ministry of Planning Development and Reform (PD&R) has scheduled a ” Round-Table Conference on SME Growth.”on 29th April, 2014 at Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform to be chaired by Prof. Ahsan Iqbal federal minister PD&R with participation of stakeholders. President Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) Zulfikar Thaver also member of the […more]

KHURRAM DASTAGIR URGED TO SUMMON EXPORTERS FOR STRATEGY

Apr 19, 2014 |

The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has invited the attention of Khurram Dastagir federal commerce minister to the lull in exports of major foreign exchange earning items due to the unfavourable exchange rate and have urged him to take positive steps to enable SME exporters remain competitive amidst challenges. President UNISAME Zulfikar Thaver […more]

SME EXPORTERS DEMAND TRANSPERENCY IN SRI LANKAN FTA FOR RICE QUOTA

Apr 17, 2014 |

The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has invited the attention of S.M. Munir chief executive officer (CEO) of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) to the favoritism in the quota system of rice in Sri Lankan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which has deprived the SME exporters of their right to obtain a share […more]

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