8th Programme Steering Committee (PSC) meeting of TRTA Programme
8th PSC meeting was held on 19th May, 2015. The PSC was co-chaired by Mr. Azher Ali choudhry, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce/Director General, PITAD and by the Head of Co-operation at the European Union Delegation(EUD) Mr. F. Bernard. Mr. Azher Ali Choudhry thanked the EU for the long support and for the trade opportunities by the GSP Plus facility. He informed that the Treaty Implementation cell is working in Ministry of Commerce to supervise the enforcement and implementation of the 27 UN convention. Mr. F. Bernard on this occasion said the TRTA-II Programme is expected to support the trade policy Capacity Building and export development to improve the quality infrastructure and strengthen the Intellectual property rights Management System in Pakistan. Mr. Esam Elqararah, UNIDO representative Pakistan also spoke on the occasion. He attributed TRTA-II Programme to be one of the key programmes in Pakistan. Mr. Bruno Valanzuolo, Chief Technical Advisor gave presentation regarding activities and achievements of the 6 months period of the TRTA-II programme. Mr. Mansur Raza and Mr. Inayat Syed presented the achievements of the Component-III. Mr. Shoaib Zafar from PITAD gave presentation on reported programme monitoring and Donor coordination. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Saleem Raza, Live Stock Dairy Specialist, NAPHIS Miss Asmat Gul Khattack, D.G PNAC delivered her remarks and elaborated on the future sustainability of PNAC. Mr. Khalid Saddique from Ministry of Science and Technology informed that National Quality Policy Document was submitted to Cabinet in January, 2015 and confirmed, it will be discussed in the next meeting . Mr. Shaheen Raja, DG, NPSL, Mr. Abdul Ghafoor from Mango Research Station, Mr. Abdul Aziz from CRI, Mr. Ali Abbas Qazilbash also spoke on the occasion. The closing remarks were delivered by Mr. Steffen Kaeser. Development Advisor, EUD, Pakistan, Miss Roshan Ara thanked her colleague from WIPO, ITC and UNIDO.