Paris, September 16, 2015: The Ambassador of Pakistan to France Mr. Ghalib Iqbal has said that Pakistani Fashion Industry has registered a growth of 79% recently which is one of the largest industrial growth rates in the world. He was speaking here this morning at a fashion show of high end Pakistani textile products. The Fashion Show was organized as part of activities of 37th edition of Texworld being held in Paris. Apart from the Ambassador, the President of the exhibition Mr. Michal Scherppe also spoke. He welcomed and appreciated the participation of Pakistan in the Fashion Show organized as part of the event. The Fashion Show presented the designs created by Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture and Sarena. The colourful and highly imaginative designs were appreciated by the spectators. The Ambassador announced that a more elaborate Fashion Show will be held in Paris next year to present high end Pakistani textile designs.
Earlier, the Ambassador visited the stalls set up by Pakistani exporters. This year 35 Pakistani companies have setup their stalls in the Texworld, out of which 12 have been sponsored by TDAP. The rest are participating of their own. A total of 945 companies from 27 different countries are participating in the Fair. The Fair is held twice a year in Paris. During his visit to Pakistani stalls the Ambassador discussed with the exhibitors prospects of business development in France and assured them of continuation of full support and cooperation from the Mission. The exhibitors told the Ambassador that the response of the buyers was encouraging.