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Pakistan proposal for expanding APO membership accepted.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan proposal for expanding APO membership has been accepted and discussed at an international conference of Asian Productivity Organization (APO) held in Bali, Indonesia which has already been approved by GBM.

According to a message received here from Bali delegates from 20 Asian Productivity Organization (APO) member states took part in the 53rd international workshop of Heads National Productivity Organization (NPO) in Bali with Indonesian Minister of Manpower and Transmission Muhaimin Iskandar.

The CEO-NPO, Khawaja Muhammad Yousuf along with Abdul Basit, Additional Secretary Food Safety represented Pakistan.

While speaking to the delegation Khawaja Muhammad Yousuf stressed that non-member country missions should be revived, member countries should collaborate more by increasing the I-OSMs to fully capitalize on NPOs' productivity enhancement initiatives and also should increase linkage with other international productivity organization like the WNPO and other major international agencies working in this field.

On this session Pakistan's proposal for expanding APO membership was accepted discussed which was already by GBM.

He also pointed out that more Pakistani resource persons should be utilized by APO as there is active engagement done with other member countries.

While talking about the government of Pakistan's medium-term socioeconomic development agenda, Yousuf said that the main focus was on issues of energy, water, internal security, human development, civil service reforms and provisions of infrastructure.

He highlighted a plan focusing on macroeconomic growth initiatives executed by NPO that offers efficient industrial mechanism through Result Based Management.

He added that the NPO Pakistan is supporting public and private sector by promoting innovation and efficiency sessions, building high skilled human capacity through skills development programmes, providing technological upgradation, promoting research and development activities and encouraging exports by meeting demands of competition, technology and higher labour productivity.

The meeting was also attended by three observers from the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC).

The main agenda items of this WSM were to reconfirm the APO Programme Plan for the 2013-2014 biennium, prioritize the policy statements from APO Directors at the 2012 GBM, review the current centre of excellence and proposals for a new one, and review the proposed new public-sector productivity framework.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Nov 9, 2012
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