The Pakistan Buyers’ Forum

The ILO, with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, IFC and IDH, supported a meeting of the Pakistan Buyers’ Forum in Lahore. Members presented successful models of sustainable production practices. They also had the opportunity to discuss the textile and garment sector in Pakistan, its challenges and the implications of Pakistan’s GSP+ status with the Dutch Ambassador for Human Rights, His Excellency Mr Kees van Baar, as part of his visit to Pakistan. Discussions were also held with members of the diplomatic and development community, including representatives of the European Union Mission to Pakistan, Embassy of the United States and Japan International Development Agency. The Forum will take forward plans to build linkages with industry trade associations and strengthen ties with Pakistan’s government.