ISLAMABAD: October 12, 2017

Newly Elected Chairman of All Pakistan Marble Industries Association (APMIA), Mr. Muhammad Nadeem Shahnshahi called on the CEO PASDEC, Mr Zahid Maqsood Sheikh at PASDEC Head Office in Islamabad.

The Chief Executive Officer PASDEC warmly welcomed the Chairman APMIA and assured all possible assistance and facilitation to stakeholders in marble and granite sector development.  He informed the initiatives of development taken by PASDEC through various projects. He said that PASDEC has introduced mechanized quarrying through state of the art machinery in the country. Consequently, the production of square blocks of marble and granite as per international standard have been made practiced.

Mr. Zahid Maqsood Sheikh also briefed about the endeavors for “access to finance” to the marble & granite sector of Pakistan. He further informed that a committee, comprising banks, stakeholders and PASDEC, established to put up recommendations and make the sector bankable.

He added that for facilitating dimensional stone sector an awareness Session is scheduled on 25th October 2017 at Peshawar which is another sequential of successful awareness sessions held in Islamabad and Karachi earlier this year.

Mr. Muhammad Nadeem Shahshahi, Chairman of APMIA, applauded PASDEC’s efforts to develop the marble and granite sector of Pakistan and assured their full support on behalf of APMIA.