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Shiv Sena activists protest against Pakistan trade fair

A maiden trade fair devoted to selling wares from Pakistan that started in Mumbai today witnessed protests by Shiv Sena activists.

mumbai Updated: Aug 31, 2012 20:33 IST

A maiden trade fair devoted to selling wares from Pakistan that started in Mumbai on Friday witnessed protests by Shiv Sena activists.

A group of about 50 Sena activists protested outside the World Trade Centre complex, the venue for the 'Made in Pakistan Expo 2012,' in south Mumbai's tony Cuffe Parade locality, police said.

The activists shouted slogans and allegedly demanded that the exhibition be stopped, they said.

A spokesperson for the industry lobby Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Industry (FICCI), which is supporting the fair, confirmed that protest was staged outside the venue.

There are about 100 stalls put up at the fair by 58 Pakistani companies for which nearly 200 workers have come down here, president of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Haji Fazal Kadir Khan Sherani, told reporters.

Products at the fair include designers' collections showcasing Pakistani brands like Gul Ahmed, Signatures by Five Star, Nisha Summer Lines and Al Karam among others, a FICCI statement said.

The exhibition that was inaugurated on Friday is scheduled to close on September 5.A maiden trade fair devoted to selling wares from Pakistan that started in Mumbai on Friday witnessed protests by Shiv Sena activists.

A group of about 50 Sena activists protested outside the World Trade Centre complex, the venue for the 'Made in Pakistan Expo 2012,' in south Mumbai's tony Cuffe Parade locality, police said.

The activists shouted slogans and allegedly demanded that the exhibition be stopped, they said.

A spokesperson for the industry lobby Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Industry (FICCI), which is supporting the fair, confirmed that protest was staged outside the venue.

There are about 100 stalls put up at the fair by 58 Pakistani companies for which nearly 200 workers have come down here, president of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Haji Fazal Kadir Khan Sherani, told reporters.

Products at the fair include designers' collections showcasing Pakistani brands like Gul Ahmed, Signatures by Five Star, Nisha Summer Lines and Al Karam among others, a FICCI statement said.

The exhibition that was inaugurated on Friday is scheduled to close on September 5.