Amritsar: A four-day exhibition showcasing Pakistan made goods and Indian items kicked off in Amritsar on Friday.

Traditional furniture, home furnishings, handicrafts and onyx stone crafted by Pakistani traders were on display here.

Speaking to the media, Javed Iqbal from Paras Industries at Gujranwala in Pakistan, displaying melamine crockery said, "We have been in the business for 25 years and are really pleased with the strong recall by Indian customers."

Nadeem Ghulam Qadir from Pakistan who owns a footwear company said, "We have been exporting to India for the past seven years and are getting tremendous response. With the cultural similarities that we share, it is nice to see the public at large welcoming us with open hands and our products being liked so much."

Apart from the overseas attraction, various artisans have assembled from all over the country showcasing India's rich and diverse forms of art heritage.

Divesh Balani, an artisan from Chennai said, "I am visiting the city for the first time and I am encouraged by the response we are getting. We specialise in very fine Tanjore paintings and wood carvings, marble statues, oil and canvas paintings and bronze statues from south."

(Agencies)

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