PR No. 145 Islamabad

President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistani mango is best in the world which should be patented to introduce it as a brand adding that markets of Europe should be targeted where Pakistani mango could be sold on higher price and the country’s foreign exchange reserves increase. The President underscored that our exports should meet international standards so that there is increase in the demand of Pakistani brand.

The President was addressing on the occasion of Mango Festival organized by All Pakistan Fruit & Vegetable Exporters, Importers, and Merchants Association (PFVA) at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Monday. Minister for National Food Security & Research (NFS&R) Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan and Chairman Pakistan Fruit & Vegetable Association Waheed Ahmed also addressed the ceremony. A large number of Islamabad-based ambassadors attended the ceremony and evinced keen interest in different varieties of Pakistani mangoes displayed on the occasion.

The President said that the Government has accorded top priority to economic progress and in this regard is taking solid steps to provide conducive business environment to business community. The President noted that due to sound economic policies of the government, the international financial institutions have included in the rank of one of the fastest growing countries which is a positive development. “This will benefit not only the country but also the business community and it will be able to gain access to international markets”, remarked the President.

President Mamnoon Hussain hoped that this exhibition will be useful in introducing Pakistani mango all over the world and urged the organizers to holding such activities in future both within Pakistan and abroad for marketing Pakistani fruits and vegetables so that there is considerable increase in national income.

The President stated that issues of lawlessness and terrorism cannot be resolved only through administrative measures and use of power but it requires comprehensive measures which include improvement in economy, provision of employment and justice, meaningful and uniform education system.

On the occasion, President Mamnoon Hussain also inaugurated Mango exhibition which included many varieties of mango and mango products.