LAHORE - Fair and exhibitions play an important role for the economic turnaround of a country. Therefore, maximum facilitation should be given to potential exhibitors.

This was stated by LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar while addressing the inaugural ceremony of three-day Embroidery Machines Exhibition here at Expo Centre on Thursday.

He said that fairs and exhibitions not only help attract foreign buyers and bring in much needed foreign exchange but also highlights the soft image of Pakistan.

Citing the examples of Germany and China, the LCCI President said that their economies are thriving today only because of their on exhibitions and exchange of delegations. He said that Germany is the leader as far as sector-specific exhibitions are concerned as over 1000 exhibitions are held in Germany annually.

Now the private sector in Pakistan was also focusing on holding exhibitions and it was a good sign and a good omen for the economic well being of the country, he added.