OUR STAFF REPORTER KARACHI TDAP Chief Executive TDAP Tariq Puri has said that the policies of government for liberalisation has encouraged development of private sector and is opening new vistas for the private sector to play a key role in all economic activities. The Chinese government always encourages its public as well as private sector to take an active part in projects in Pakistan. Chinas public and private sector is currently involved in over 250 projects in Pakistan from mega to minor and from strategic to ordinary businesses. Puri is currently leading a large trade delegation to the 6th South Asia Business Forum and the 4th South Asia Trade Fair being held in Kunming China from 5-10 June 2011. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka was the Chief Guest for the Forum. Some 176 Pakistani exhibitors and prominent businessmen are taking part in week-long activities that consists of forums and B2B meetings. TDAP and China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) are jointly organising an exclusive Pakistan-China Business Forum on 8th June to attract trade and investment from the South West China to Pakistan. TDAP is actively involved in 20 trade fairs around China and has declared China as a focus country for this year. He informed the participants that TDAP has declared China as the focus country for its trade initiatives in 2011-2012 and plans to participate in more than 20 fairs in China as part of Pakistan-China 60 year of establishment of diplomatic relations. Through this outreach programme, it intends to access all the different regions of China to introduce Pakistan as country which can be relied for its quality and competitive offerings in various sectors like textiles, leather, fisheries, food products, marble and minerals. TDAP will organize seminars and conferences with a view to identify new areas of trade and investment. At this time 10 product specific delegations are planned for China. He apprised the audience that Pakistans endeavours have resulted in taking bilateral trade levels to $8.6 billion in 2010, showing a growth of 28pc. Pakistans exports exceeded $1.7 billion showing a growth of 37pc. He extended invitation to Chinese and South Asian businessmen to visit EXPO Pakistan in October (20-23) this year. TDAP offered to host a Pakistan-China Entrepreneurs Forum during the EXPO.