AD Nazir Ali Emphasizes TDAP’s Commitment to Indigenous Products

Sher Ali
AD Nazir Ali Emphasizes TDAP's Commitment to Indigenous Products


HUNZA: From September 18th to 19th, the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) organized four sessions of the National Exporters Training Program (NETP) in Gilgit, Hunza, Skardu, and KADO Hunar khun Hyderabad. The main objective was to provide potential manufacturers from the northern regions with the essential skills required for successful exporting. The initiative was a success.

The program aimed to provide training and promote local manufacturers by giving them a platform to display their products and seek opportunities for export. The seminars were jointly organized with the Gilgit Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Gilgit Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and the Karakorum Area Development Organization (KDAO).


The event was graced by the presence of Ms. Khushnoor Deedar, the president of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Mr. Khayam, the CEO of KADO, who delivered warm welcoming remarks. The gathering saw the participation of over 95 individuals, including both manufacturers and budding exporters.

Notably, members of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry who were manufacturers and artisans also joined the event to glean insights from the valuable training sessions on export mechanisms.

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Mr. Nazir Ali, Assistant Director and Charge of TDAP GB, emphasized the pivotal role of TDAP and provided insights into the National Exporters Training Program (NETP). He also reassured participants of TDAP’s commitment to promoting indigenous products through such productive events in the future.


During the event, TDAP received positive feedback for their proactive approach to brand development and export promotion. Ms. Afshan Uroos, TDAP trainer and deputy manager, conducted four modules on important topics such as export research, documentation, financing, and marketing. To further assist potential exporters, she introduced TDAP’s E-commerce platform which helps convert inquiries into actual exports.


At the event, Mr. Ikram Ali Shah, Head of Operations at KADO, and Mr. Amjad Ali, an expert in Business Development strategies, were present to assist exporters.

Many potential growers and manufacturers showed interest in exporting a variety of products such as apricots, Sea buckthorn, carpets, rugs, gems, jewelry, metallic products, handicrafts, energy bars, honey, cherries, woolen shawls, handmade bags, and more.

These individuals recognized the potential within their respective trades and were eager to explore export opportunities.

The participants expressed their gratitude towards TDAP for organizing a valuable platform for them to gather important information. The event concluded with a vote of thanks, and the exporters were enthusiastic about participating in trade fairs and webinars.

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