FRANKFURT: An international textile exhibition under the Messe Frankfurt was held here in Frankfurt, Germany that continued from January 8 to 11. Almost 2000 textile companies all over the world exhibited their textile produce, whilst 262 companies from Pakistan also participated in the grand Helm Textile Exhibition – ARY News reports.
The German Government invited 5 Pakistani journalists for the coverage of the event that included Muhammad Salahuddin (ARY News), Anjum Alam, Kashif Muneer, Ehtisham Mufti and Sohail Afzal.
During the exhibition, Pakistani textile exporters received export orders worth 60 crore USD, which can add up to 2.5 billion USD by the end of current fiscal year. Helm Textile has become an important source for Pakistan's textile sector after getting GSP plus status by the European Union (EU), because this time buyer companies from the United States (US), Malaysia, China and England also expressed their interest in Pakistani products.
Pakistan's Commercial Counselor in Frankfurt, Hassan Yousuf Zai in his exclusive talk with ARY News, told that after Germany, Pakistan is the third largest exhibitor country at Helm Textile Exhibition as per number of products displayed. The exhibition holds a vital significance after the achievement of GSP plus status and for this purpose Professional Development and Assessment Program (PDAP) has arranged professionals for translating into different languages. He added that there are chances for export of Pakistani textile products to be heightened by an amount up to 50 crore USD.
Hassan elaborated that if textile sector of Pakistan enhances its production capacity then this could lead to further betterment.
An executive board member of the Messe Frankfurt, Detlef Braun told our correspondent that Helm Textile maintained its honor of a leading textile exhibition all over the world and it has also demonstrated future trends in an effective manner.
Moreover, the organizer of the Helm Textile, Haadi Salahuddin told that the exhibition has become quite a lucrative event for Pakistani exporters, as 262 companies have displayed their items here.
He added that Pakistani stalls remained a center of foreigners' attention and the biggest crowd was found at Pakistan's pavilion in the exhibition, for this reason Helm Textile Exhibition remained quite significant for Pakistan's textile industry.