First Pakistani high-end biodegradable carpet outlet opened in Paris

Ambassador of Pakistan to France, Moin-ul-Haque. (Photo courtesy: social media)
Updated 22 May 2018
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First Pakistani high-end biodegradable carpet outlet opened in Paris

ISLAMABAD: Multan Carpet Industries has opened its first outlet and warehouse in Paris under the name “Noble Natural” to market Pakistan-made, biodegradable, synthetic and handmade high-end carpets and rugs.

Ambassador of Pakistan to France, Moin-ul-Haque, during his visit to the showroom recently termed the opening of the outlet in the posh business area of Paris as a giant leap forward to introduce Pakistan’s hi-tech and environmentally-friendly carpets to the European Market, said a message received here on Tuesday.

The Ambassador appreciated Khalid Saeed, CEO of the Multan Carpet Industries, for taking the bold initiative, saying that this would serve as a trend setter for other Pakistan brands and industrial houses to introduce their high-end products in the rich and affluent European market.

While briefing the Ambassador, Saeed said that the raw material used in making of carpets and rugs was derived from natural cotton, wool and jute and no chemicals or dyes were added, making the product eco-friendly and biodegradable to meet new trends and standards of the European market.


Funeral held for Norwegian student slain in Morocco

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Funeral held for Norwegian student slain in Morocco

  • Moroccan ambassador Lamia Radi joined the mourners for 28-year-old Maren Ueland
  • Moroccan authorities have said that Ueland was killed together with 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen of Denmark in a terrorist act

OSLO: The Moroccan ambassador attended the funeral Monday of the Norwegian woman hiker murdered last December in Morocco along with her Danish friend, reading messages of sympathy from her country’s citizens.
Ambassador Lamia Radi joined the mourners for 28-year-old Maren Ueland, including Norway’s health minister and several dozen students from the University of Southeastern Norway, where the two women studied.
The church service took place in the southeast town of Time.
During the service, Radi denounced the “barbary” and “ignominy” of the killings, and read aloud messages from Moroccan people expressing their sadness.
“Morocco wanted to be present today to express first its solidarity, to share the sorrow of the family,” she told Norway’s TV2 ahead of the ceremony.
“At the same time, (we want) to make it very clear that we strongly condemn the horrible murders of those innocent girls,” she said.
Moroccan authorities have said that Ueland was killed together with 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen of Denmark in a “terrorist act.”
They were attacked as they camped overnight Dec 16-17 at an isolated hiking spot in the High Atlas mountains. Their bodies were found the following day, beheaded.
Moroccan authorities have arrested a total of 22 people in connection with the murders.
They include four main suspects and a Spanish-Swiss man who had links to some of the suspects and who subscribed to “extremist ideology,” Moroccan officials say.
The main suspects belonged to a cell inspired by Daesh group ideology, but none of the four had contact with Daesh members in Syria or Iraq, Morocco’s counter-terror chief Abdelhak Khiam told AFP.
Jespersen’s funeral was held on January 12 in Denmark.