Monthly Archives: July 2015

UNISAME URGES FM TO INVIGORATE SME BANK TO ENABLE IT TO SERVE SMES ALL OVER PAKISTAN

Jul 30, 2015 |

The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has urged the federal finance minister Ishaq Dar not to privatize or merge the SME Bank with any other bank as it is the only SME specific bank and the sector expects the government to invigorate it to serve the micro and small to medium sized entrepreneurs […more]

UNISAME SEEKS PRIORITY, IMPLEMENTATION OF SME POLICY, STRENGTHENING OF SMEDA & SME BANK AT ROUNDTABLE

Jul 29, 2015 |

The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has asserted that the SMEs have the potential to elevate Pakistan’s position from a lower middle income to upper middle income country as 99% of enterprises in Pakistan are SME’s and urged the federal minister for planning, development and reform Prof Ahsan Iqbal to impress upon the […more]

UNISAME SUBMITS PROPOSALS TO PLANNING MINISTRY FOR SHARING WITH ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS

Jul 27, 2015 |

President of the Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) Zulfikar Thaver and committee members invited the officials of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) at Unisame house to seek their guidance and endorsement for final submission of proposals for rapid promotion and development of the micro, small to medium enterprises (MSMEs) to […more]

TRADE POLICY WILL FALL SHORT WITHOUT SME EXPORT HOUSE

Jul 22, 2015 |

The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) invited the attention of federal commerce minister engineer Khurram Dastagir that the ambitious exports target of $40 billion in the Strategic Trade Policy Framework (STPF) 2015-18, which is likely to be announced in next month (August), would not be possible without the contribution of the SME sector […more]

9th SME FORUM TO BE HELD ON 25th AUGUST 2015 IN LAHORE

Jul 18, 2015 |

Dear ALL, We are pleased to inform you that the 9th Pakistan SME Forum 2015 (www.shamrockconferences.net) will be held on August 25, 2015 in Lahore. Organized in consultation with UNISAME and the support of the State Bank of Pakistan, the SME Forum has evolved into an effective and strong platform to promote the cause of […more]

UNISAME LAUDS PLANNING MINISTRY EFFORTS FOR SME UPLIFT

Jul 16, 2015 |

A National Consultative Round Table on SME Development Policy and Initiatives has been convened by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform (MoPD&R) on 29th July 2015 at Islamabad to discuss Vision 2025 targets for SME sector development, present status, ongoing and planned policy and options for future collaboration. Dr Faheem ul Islam member private […more]

TRADE POLICY CANNOT IGNORE BARTER, CURRENCY SWAP, BORDER, e_COMMERCE & TRANSACTION COST

Jul 14, 2015 |

The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) urged federal commerce minister Engineer Khurram Dastagir to ensure the trade policy is well aligned and comprehensive to include and promote barter trade, currency swaps, border trade and measures to curb increasing transaction cost. President UNISAME Zulfikar Thaver invited the attention of the federal minister to the […more]

UNISAME DEMANDS EASE OF DOING BUSINESS IN TRADE POLICY

Jul 11, 2015 |

The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has expressed the need to make doing business easy in the forthcoming Trade Policy to be announced in first week of August 2015 and urged the federal commerce minister Engineer Khurram Dastagir to ensure the trade policy is comprehensive and envisages comfort and facilities for SMEs to […more]

GOOD BYE TO QRC FOREVER

Jul 9, 2015 |

The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) appreciated the bold and positive steps taken by the Ministry of Commerce (MINCOM) through the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) to disband the Quality Review Committee (QRC) and serving one months final notice to the staff with golden handshake. The notice period expires on 6th August […more]

WORLD SME DAY CELEBRATES THE SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Jul 4, 2015 |

The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) felicitated all SMES all over the world on World SME DAY being commemorated since 4th July 2012 every year honouring SMEs and celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship. Quoting the Malaysian newspaper UNISAME stated “It is a day dedicated to all SMEs who in fact represent the backbone […more]

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