LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 10th Jan, 2017 ) : President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday emphasised the need for adopting creative ways to bring national products at par with international standards. Chairing a meeting of senate of Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD), he said value addition was imperative for increasing country's exports. He said high expectations were attached with the PIFD and it could play an important role in increasing exports by introducing value-added products.
He hoped that the PIFD would help in modernising the industrial sector. The president directed to take steps to raise awareness among the students about historical and civilisational matters besides professional education. He also directed the PIFD authorities to approach international institutes to equip themselves with the latest trends in fashion and design. Senate approved finance report and the next year's budget of the PIFD. Chairman Higher Education Commission Dr Mukhtar Ahmad, Secretary Commerce Asmat Ali Ranjha, eminent architect Nayyar Ali Dada and other members of the senate attended the meeting. Later, the president also visited an exhibition of students' projects and appreciated their works. He felicitated two the PIFD students on receiving style award.