The Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) encouraged public and private sectors to hold hands for raising the nation’s forest cover from 5 to 25% to take care of increasing demand for wood for furniture making.

Conversing with a student delegation from Punjab University’s Institute of Communication Studies, PFC Chief Executive Mian Kashif Ashfaq said that paper and furniture businesses were encountering supply stuns which were obstructing development as well as unfavorably influencing their international competitiveness.

Ashfaq asked the furniture business to stay strong by advancing and embracing technology while likewise broadening business sectors with a specific end goal to manage over the long haul. “We need to defeat difficulties to strengthen our market share, we should keep on producing inventive and market-oriented products to deal the challenging times”, he included.

He said that in the absence of enough supplies of wood, cheaper furniture made of fancy and laminated sheets of chipboard had flooded the local market. He said wooden furniture, like that of Sheeshum wood, is quite expensive which is why Sheeshum’s furniture was made for selected buyers only.

“Individuals think that it’s simple to get a four-piece bedroom set for Rs100,000 and that is the reason chipboard furniture stays,” he stated, including that Sheesham wood furniture is still exceptionally costly with individuals leaning toward the less expensive Russian diyar furniture over it.

“A visit to the furniture market uncovers that a straightforward seat made of Sheesham wood at Rs3,500 and its cost increments with cutting up to Rs10,000,” he stated, including that most purchasers could not bear the cost of teak furniture.

Ashfaq said Pakistan required mass tree ranch in plain, sloping, and other exhaust regions with the help of private associations and government to meet the demands of the developing furniture industry. He said regarding 500,000 laborers were utilized in the ranger service segment and its related professional logging, carpentry, and timber items fabricating. He said that Pakistan’s furniture industry can be a considerable one at distinct levels as it can contribute essentially to the GDP and utilize various individuals with changing abilities in furniture.