ISLAMABAD: The government was working to provide maximum relief to the local industries and taking steps to increase their production and to promote industrial sector in the country, an official said.
Addressing the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Regional Awards ceremony 2021, federal secretary of the Ministry of Industries and Production Jawad Rafique Malik said that for the development of the country, the production capacity has to be increased, which would also help increase the exports and the economy will flourish.
National Productivity Organization (NPO) chief executive officer Alamgir Chaudhry and other officials were also present on the occasion.
Pakistan Institute of Quality chief executive officer Dr Kamran Musa was awarded the APO Regional Award for his outstanding performance in production.
Alamgir Chaudhry said that Pakistan is an active member of the Asian Production Organization. The government of Pakistan has approved the national productivity plan and a nationwide awareness campaign will be launched to increase productivity.
The APO Regional and National Awards are given every five years to individuals who have made outstanding performance with a significant impact in the Asia-Pacific region or APO member countries, respectively.
The APO Regional Award, consisting of a gold medal and a certificate, is usually presented during the annual session of the APO governing body by the APO chair.