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President Karzai calls for strengthening of carpet industry

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President Karzai calls for strengthening of carpet industry

As the concerns over discoloring of Afghan carpets and receding condition of the carpet industry have increased, President Karzai has called on all Afghans to cooperate in strengthening the industry.

President Karzai in his latest statement on radio, which was dedicated to the protection of the carpet production industry, with reference to the problems in the carpet industry said that officials of the pertinent departments have been commissioned.

Every Afghan should work for fortifying our carpet industry and should choose to buy Afghan made carpets rather than foreign imported ones.

“About 3 weeks ago the issue of problems in the carpet industry was brought up constantly in the meeting with the Council of Ministers and relevant ministries were assigned the task of working on the expansion of carpet exports and were asked to seriously carry out actions,” said President Karzai.

According to reports, Afghan carpets are sent to Pakistan for washing purposes. And, in many occasions it has been noticed that Afghan carpets are sold internationally as Pakistan exports.

Carpet weavers have complained that the government has fallen short in meeting the problems in the carpet industry.

Wahidullah Ghazi Khail, spokesperson to the Minister of Commerce and Industries, said that the work on two major industrial parks is mostly completed and it will solve the problems of carpet weavers.

Industries also complained about the lengthy process of obtaining legal documents for exporting carpets and the need for giving bribes has also slowed down the business.

Afghan carpet is well-known worldwide and has become a symbol of Afghanistan.



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