APO Secretary-General Shigeo Takenaka recently visited Pakistan in conjunction with the training course on Postharvest Management of Horticultural Crops: Fruit and Vegetable Chains. The training course, held on 2−7 June 2008, was co-organized by the APO and FAO in collaboration with the local counterparts of National Productivity Organization, Social Sciences Division (SSD) of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). The visit to Pakistan and the training course were captured by local media as featured in the links at right.
(L-R) Head of NPO Pakistan Tariq Bajwa; APO Director for Pakistan and Secretary for the Ministry of Industries, Production & Special Initiatives Shahab A. Khawaja; and Secretary-General Takenaka
A courtesy call to Prime Ministerial Advisor on Industries & Production Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo (L)
The local business news channel, CNBC, interviewing Secretary-General Takenaka
A courtesy call on the Secretary of Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Zia-ur-Rehman (L)
The president of the Islamabad Chambers of Commerce & Industry Muhammad Ijaz Abbasi (center) presenting an appreciation plaque to Secretary-General Takenaka
Secretary-General Takenaka (center) meeting with Senior Managers of the NPO Pakistan.
Chairman of PARC Dr. M.E. Tusneem (center) speaking on the past achievements and the future prospects of APO agriculture programs resulting from mutual collaboration between the APO, NPO Pakistan and PARC
Chairman of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association Muhammad Iqbal (R) presenting a memorial plate to Secretary-General Takenaka