Honorable Governor Punjab
Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar

His Excellency
Governor of Punjab

It is a great honor and privilege for me to be the part of the 6th edition of the Brands of the year Awards 2013. I want to take the opportunity to congratulate all the award winners on acknowledgment of their significance role on the huge platform of Brands of the Year Awards. I can say that definitely business community is proud of you, the nation is proud of you and you should be proud of yourself.

I also like to extend my heartiest felicitations to the president Kanwar Dilshad and his entire team for successfully organizing and holding this event since 2006. This ceremony is the reflection of the importance of relations between the producers of top brands and consumer satisfaction they have enjoyed. They evaluated through a series of custom made quantitative and qualitative survey.

I have been told that Brands Foundation is the first Pakistan's Business organization honored with an accredited permanent observer status at the platform of WIPO which is a matter of pride and honor for the organization and for the our country as well. 17 October 2012 is indeed a remarkable day in the history of Pakistan, when Brands Foundation hoisted the flag of Pakistan in the specialized agency of United Nations, known as World Intellectual Property Organization. It is undoubtedly a great achievement and I also came to know about the idea of Brands foundation for establishing an IP survey Desk in collaboration FPCCI to provide a platform regarding the consultation about the Patent & Trade mark process for the brand owners and this is a big achievement of Brands Foundation & FPPCI and worth appreciating. The award research publication of is another commendable effort of Brands Foundation to highlight brand strength, not only across the country but also on the regional and international level.

Pakistan is having a strong and resilient nation of 180 million people having diverse manufacturing and booming sectors. Pakistan is endowed with the wealth of human, material and geographical resources having the major energy and transportation corridors. The government of Pakistan is committed to enhance the welfare, security and living standards of its population, and is focusing on producing skilled work force for insuring the strength and growth of our industries. Government is emphasizing on the value addition of our products in export market and branding of products is the best way to increase our export, as government of Pakistan is also keen to increase the foreign investments in Pakistan. I am pleased to acknowledge that Brands Foundation is promoting this national cause. I always say that Pakistan is the land of opportunities and there is a great potential in this country in every sector like agriculture, textile, dairy products or poultry. We are naturally blessed but what we need is to have a proper planning and positive approach towards our goal. Today we are facing uncountable challenges and we have to face all these challenges as a strong nation.

I am thankful to Brands Foundation for their remarkable services towards the business sector of Pakistan and I assure all my best possible supports for this organization.