SIALKOT, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – Aug 28, 2022): Chairman of Surgical Instruments Manufacturers Association of Pakistan (SIMAP), Waqas Raza said on Sunday that the Sialkot surgical industry is the best industry in the world. world, whose annual exports amounted to 435 million US dollars. which could still be increased.
Speaking to APP, he said about 95% of surgical instruments are manufactured in Sialkot and all registered companies exporting surgical instruments also have quality standard certificates from international organizations.
He said Pakistan’s surgical industry overall enjoys a monopolistic position as no other country can produce surgical instruments in a price and quality range.
Pakistani surgical instruments were the most economical in the world, backed by an unconditional guarantee of the best quality, and world-renowned surgical companies entered into joint ventures with Pakistani companies, he added.
The President of SIMAP said that the Surgical Association was established in 1951, it was Pakistan’s first trade body which aimed to solve the problems of all exporters and manufacturers.
“We have over 3600 registered surgical members and according to Pakistan Revenue Automation Limited (PRAL) data, over 1800 companies were exporting surgical instruments worldwide,” he added.
Waqas Raza said, “Our biggest export of surgical instruments is with America, Europe, UK and China.” He said that two years ago, China was ranked 17th in purchasing surgical instruments from Pakistan.
Surgical City (special industrial zone for surgical instruments) is being established in Sialkot with the aim of promoting the surgical instruments industry and increasing exports, he added.