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Exhibitors of ‘Alishan Pakistan’ face difficulty in getting visa

ISLAMABAD: Number of exhibitors participating in the ‘Alishan Pakistan Exhibition’, scheduled to be held in New Delhi, India from September 11-14 under the banner of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), remained deprived of visa, ARY News reported.

According to TDAP sources, passports of 600 traders belonging to 144 different companies were sent to Indian High Commission with delay due to which visa to many exhibitors haven’t issued yet.

On the other hand, the material to be displayed in the exhibition of those traders has already reached to India. This may caused the loss of millions of rupees.

Spokesperson of TDAP quoted as saying that exhibitors faced problems in getting visas due to unforeseen political situation in Islamabad. However Indian High Commission was kind enough in issuing visas even during weekend upon the request of S. M. Muneer, Chief Executive, TDAP.

The spokesperson further added that TDAP through its Islamabad office was continuously following up and two officers continuously remained in the waiting area of Indian High Commission. As of today, almost majority of the visas have been issued by the Indian High Commission.

According to sources over 800 participants from Pakistan will attend the exhibition showcasing top quality of Pak textiles, including high-end designer wear, various furniture houses will also exhibit and sell as well as market their products.

The first 4-day lifestyle expo was held in the year 2012 in Delhi.

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