ISLAMABAD : Pakistan packaging sector is the backbone of all industries and the government should grant industry status to it in order to reap maximum benefits, By Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh and Regional Chairman Muhammad Nadeem Qureshi said;
Elaborating, they said that the widespread popularity of online businesses and e-commerce
had increased the importance and value of the packaging sector.
FPCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh said that the packaging industry is one of Pakistan’s leading and
creative sectors as it works as the major backbone to fulfill the export-oriented and domestic industry’s requirements.
The packaging Sector industry is the 5th largest industry of Pakistan after textile and is the second-largestindustry in South Asia.
All packaging materials or products such as paper, cardboard, wrapping film, tape, plastics, glass, metal & wood are manufacture in Pakistan, .
Over the last few years has seen an increase in terms of innovations and environment-friendly production. New technologies are being used to process the main materials to allow the utilisation of packaging according to
the product’s physical and chemical properties, FCCI president said.
Muhammad Nadeem Qureshi said that unfortunately, it had not given industry status. The government is request to give the packaging sector the “industry” status. After industry status, many businesspeople from this sector would come into the tax net, increasing the government’s income.
He said the packaging industry mainly consists of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The SME sector is the backbone of the economy and it contributed immensely to uplifting the industries and creating employment opportunities.