All Pakistan Paper Merchants Association demand of the government to allow paper import from India to bring down fast escalating paper prices : AsiaNet-Pakistan

All Pakistan Paper Merchants Association demand of the government to allow paper import from India to bring down fast escalating paper prices

May 27, 2013 | General Business News | Share:

Lahore, May 27, 2013 (PPI-OT): All Pakistan Paper Merchants Association (APPMA) has demanded of the government to allow paper import from India to bring down fast escalating paper prices and to end hegemony of paper manufacturers.

In a statement issued here, APPMA President Mohammad Ajmal and former President Khamis Saeed Butt said that the soon after assuming the Charge of his office, Nawaz Sharif would have to look at the affairs of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) that had been ignoring the paper Merchants proposals for the last many years.

They said that the fact remains that paper plays an important role for the promotion of education in country and the paper mills are unable cater to fast increasing needs. They said that only because of unavailability of quality paper, the consumers are bound to use inferior quality paper on the one hand while on the other the millers are causing a huge loss to the exchequer through alleged under-invoicing and other wrong doings.

The APPMA leaders said that paper should be placed in the list of essential items and its import through Wagah Border should be allowed.Only because of ban on its import from India, a huge foreign exchange is being wasted its import from other countries.
They said that Paper Merchants would extend every possible help to the government of Nawaz Sharif for ensuring availability of quality paper in the country.

For more information contact:
All Pakistan Paper Merchants Association
Al-Rasheed Centre,
3rd Floor, Faiz Muhammad Fateh Ali Road,
Karachi.
Phone: 021-32621041, 35462900,
Fax: 021-32210385,
Email: paperassociation@homail.com
URL: www.appma.com.pk

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