Mr. Mari Amano apprised the President of the Asian Productivity Organization, Japan, its various activities and projects aimed at enhancing productivity in various sectors of economy in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Mari Amano apprised the President of the Asian Productivity Organization, Japan, its various activities and projects aimed at enhancing productivity in various sectors of economy in Pakistan. He informed that the APO-Japan is a Regional Inter-governmental Organization, established in 1961, comprising of 20 member countries with the mission to contribute to the socio economic development of Asia Pacific region through mutual cooperation by enhancing productivity of all economic sectors, enabling APO member countries to become more productive and competitive.
The president appreciated APO's role in promoting productivity-related activities for strengthening economic sectors of Pakistan with special emphasis on industrial, services, public, agriculture, energy efficiency, social and research sectors. He noted with satisfaction that Pakistan is one of the founding members of APO and currently enjoys the status of the Vice Chair of Governing Body of APO.
Mari Amano, Secretary General, (APO) thanked the president for meeting and assured that APO in collaboration with the National Productivity Organization (NPO) of Pakistan will continue to play its active role in promoting productivity and strengthening various economic sectors of Pakistan.
Later, a delegation of Cabinet members of Gilgit-Baltistan led by its Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah also called on President Mamnoon and discussed overall situation of the province. The chief minister Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) briefed the president on developmental activities in G-B and the various steps being taken for the welfare and uplift of the people of the area.
The president said that the federal government accords high priority to the development of Gilgit-Baltistan and assured that all possible steps would be taken for the well-being of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. The delegation appreciated the keen interest of the president in development of GB and lauded the measures being taken by the federal government for the development of the area.