A meeting of APMIA executives was conducted in the chairmanship of Chairman, Mr. Mian Gulzar Ahmed and Zonal Vice Chairman APMIA, Mr. Muhammad Afzal Shahid including executive committee members, Mushtaq Ahmed, Farrukh Majeed, Asghar Khan Utmankhel, Shakir Ullah, Muhammad Sabir Khan, Ibaad Ali, Hazrat Younas, Mian Fazeelat Shah.
In this meeting following points were highlighted,
iii) Chairman APMIA suggested that we should focus on one product a start working in the promotion of activities in international markets according to the international standards to attract the foreign investors. Majority members agreed to the Sunny Grey marble and Black, Tropical Grey & Lavender granite.
APMIA should participate in Stone Fair Asia, Karachi, Xiamen Stone Fair, China and Marmomac, Verona, Italy every year, so we can spread awareness to the international buyers regarding our local material and we can start work according to the market response including white, black and beige Marble.
Furthermore, he told the executive committee members that according to the tremendous potential of stone sector in Balochistan and KPK, many countries are interested to build a trade relation including America, Canada, Europe.
v) Mr. Asghar Khan Utmankhel suggested that we should make a group of 15 to 20 members from every region, group will define their roles and responsibilities and give their recommendations on regular basis to the Chairman and Central Executive Committee APMIA. And we should also invite mine owners for the inclusion in this group.
Second meeting was held between Chairman APMIA and Mr. Zahid Maqsood Sheikh, CEO of Pakistan Stone development Company (PASDEC) regarding Marble City, Risalpur. Mr. Zahid Maqsood gave the briefing on marble city, Risalpur and assured that the project will complete till December, 2018.