Am I talking to the Wall???

Sarim self taking says: (* looks around and finds it safe*) It’s 5 pm , still got an hour till my office is off.

Shoot, the boss comes out of no where and glares at the Quack online dashboard and then with a “what the hell are you doing” expression asks “ UMmnn …good, is it the most popular Blog of the industry you were telling me about when you joined us, The one where you write and get a lot of response?.

Sarim wet pants says: umm bbaba yeah yeah…exactly…

Boss: Ok… let me have a look..( * sarim stands to give boss his seat and steps on his foot to make it worse*)

Boss grinning: huh…looks like its been ages since anyone has ever bothered to read it, forget the comments…khair….here is a tip… U know we really appreciate our managers to look around and Blog…we love it in fact…but I would prefer if you don’t waste your time on stupid Blogs like these…where no one evens comments…

Sarim Sucks says: Ok Sir…don’t you worry…

Pheww!
You must be thinking how unprincipled I am, Writing on quack in my working hours.

But Wait…

I know I can’t justify this, as another business development project of my company, but you can think of it as a “Corporate Social Responsibility” thing.

Its because I love TIP and I believe Quack Online was the best thing that ever happened to the TIP student body and we lost it…

Its just like you are taking to a Wall!

AATCC January 27 Webinar to Focus on Vat Dyeing

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IGATEX 2010 brings Hope to the hopeless.

The 6th International Garment, Textile Machinery and Accessories (IGATEX) exhibition 2010 opened at the Expo Centre Lahore on Friday. Advisor to Prime Minister on Textiles, Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig inaugurated the three-day exhibition attended by 450 foreign firms from 33 countries, including 20 from neighbouring India.

Dr.Mirza in his address, mentioned that the new Textile Policy 2009-2014 announced by the government of Pakistan sets ambitious target of $25 billion till 2014 and allows various incentives including concessional financing (LTF) to encourage capital investment in the value added textile industry.He also mentioned that Pakistan was approaching Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and Russia for trade concessions and market access similar to the EU.

“Only trade not Aid can resolve Pakistan’s problems” said Gohar Ejaz(Central Chairman All Pakistan Textile Mills Association APTMA) while addressing at the opening ceremony IGATEX 2010.. He said Pakistan’s textile sector was growing at a rate of 20 percent per annum.He said some 80 countries were already enjoying GSP plus status world-wide. The chairman mentioned that more than one million Pakistani families are likely to be economised within one year as a result of this trade opening.
In addition, he expressed the hope that an investment worth $5 billion would take place in next three years, generating more jobs. Mr.Gohar said only trade and consistent policies can save Pakistan and urged the international community to help it out further on this front.

Major trade boost: $1.3 billion goods allowed into EU duty-free

BRUSSELS (October 08 2010): Jeans, slippers and truffles will be among
900 million euros ($1.3 billion) in Pakistani goods allowed into the
European Union duty-free from next year under EU plans for trade
assistance to the flood-hit country. The scheme, unveiled on Thursday,
will suspend tariffs on 75 types of Pakistani-made goods which account
for about 27 percent of exports to the EU, boosting sales by about 100
million euros.

The move is meant to help Pakistan recover from devastating floods and
maintain political stability. In parallel, Islamabad has agreed to
take back illegal migrants returned by EU states. Most of the trade
concessions will be on textile exports, though there will be no tariff
cuts on Pakistan’s main product – bed linen – because of EU industry
opposition. Continue reading “Major trade boost: $1.3 billion goods allowed into EU duty-free”