Karachi, 01 June 2012:  The officials of TDAP and representatives of PTA sat together for resolving the issues of the leather exporters. The Chief Executive TDAP assured full support for facilitating the development and export of leather sector, especially to stop the smuggling and mis-declaration in export of wet blue leather. In this connection, he said that the FBR will be approached for checking the exports by unscrupulous elements. 

Mr. Tariq Puri, Chief Executive of TDAP briefed the participants regarding actions taken by TDAP on some of the concerns of the leather exporters.  He also directed the concerned Division of TDAP to take urgent action on measures suggested by PTA for controlling the mis-declaration and smuggling of pickle and wet blue. The Director General TDAP and the representative of PTA will also visit member Exports and brief him on the issue.

The Chief Executive TDAP assured the PTA that all subsidies of PTA members in connection with exhibitions will be released within one month and subsidies related to outstanding claims on lab test and effluent treatment plant will be released once PTA members submit complete documents and funds are released by the Ministry of Finance.

Mr. S M Naseem, Chairman PTA; Mr. S.M Muneer, Chairman of Din Group; Mr. Naseem Shafi and Mr. Gulzar Firoz attended the meeting.