Pakistan Association of Printing and Graphic Arts Industry (PAPGAI) was incorporated on December 21st, 1959 after receiving its license from the Ministry of Commerce.

Our mission is to promote an image of respect, progress, and “provider of mass employment” for the printing and graphic arts industry.

To promote an environment of co-operation, learning, and brotherhood amongst all industry members and to provide training opportunities through industry seminars and workshops to adapt to the future.

Ever since its inception in 1959, PAPGAI has played a leading role in the betterment of the printing and graphic arts industry. Especially country’s youth in emerging as entrepreneurs so they are able to set up their printing setups and can generate handsome employment.

PAPGAI’s most significant contribution to the printing and graphic arts industry was to realize the need for professional training and education in printing and graphic arts.

Its constant efforts and interaction with the government led to the establishment of the Government Poly-Technical Institute of Printing and Graphic Arts in 1973.

This institute is the only recognized educational center that offers a three-year diploma covering all aspects of printing and graphic arts. It is equipped with laboratories, hands-on workshops, a library, and a hostel for students.

PAPGAI serves as a forum for interaction for all members of the printing and graphic arts industry and also it endeavors to create an environment of cooperation, learning, and brotherhood amongst all members of the industry.


Pakistan constitutionally is a democratic parliamentary republic with its political system based on an elected form of governance and Islam is the State Religion.

The President acts as the ceremonial figurehead while the people-elected Prime Minister acts as the chief executive (of the executive branch) and is responsible for running the federal government. There is a bicameral Parliament with the National Assembly as a lower house and the Senate as an upper house.

Pakistan is strategically located in South Asia, where Iran, India, China and Afghanistan are its neighbor countries. It has the ground route to Central Asian Countries through Afghanistan. Pakistan’s coastline is about 990 km long, bifurcated in two parts, Sindh Coast (270 km) and Makran Coast (720 km). The Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Pakistan covers an area of about 240,000 sq. km. It is the 6th most populous country in the World with a Population of approx 207.9m (2017). It’s the 36th largest country in the World in terms of area which is approximately 881,913 sqkm.

  • GDP (PPP) Estimated is US$1,060bn with a growth rate of 7.32% (2017).
  • Per capita income is estimated at $4500 (2017).
  • Pakistan’s gross domestic product (GDP) based on purchasing power parity (PPP) just crossed $1 trillion. By PPP ranking, Pakistan is now the 25th largest economy in the world.
  • Pakistan’s economic outlook is positive and each sector inclusive of manufacturing, services, production, retail, etc is growing manifolds. The textile sector in Pakistan contributes 57% to the country’s exports. The textile industry is the second largest employment sector in Pakistan. Pakistan is the 8th largest exporter of textile commodities in Asia and textile sector contributes 8.5% to the GDP of Pakistan. MNC’s like Coca Cola, Pepsi, Nestle, Unilever, General Electric, Mitsubishi, Daewoo, Haier, Changhong, SONY, Siemens, Zong, Hyperstar, etc. are all posting positive growth successively.
  • The Pakistani nation is youthful with 63% of the population.
  • Over 36.4% of the population lives in urban areas.
  • The literacy rate is 59%.
  • One of the largest telecommunication networks in the world (over 139.76 million subscribers).
  • Pakistan has one of the largest labour and manpower resources in the world, due to its large population, which is the 6th largest in the world. According to data produced by the CIA World Factbook, the total number of Pakistan’s labour force is 57.2 million, making it the ninth largest country by available human workforce. About 43% of this labour is involved in agriculture, 20.3% in industry and the remaining 36.6% in other services.
  • Pakistan is also one of the few resource-rich countries in the world having large reserves of coal, gas, salt, gemstones, copper, and gold. It is also rich in oil, iron, titanium, and aluminum, which are necessary for any growing economy.
  • The largest network of water Canals (irrigation systems) in the world.
  • Pakistan is one of the diversified countries of the world in terms of its culture, landscape, and climate.
  • Future: With $4.2 trillion in size, Pakistan is likely to become the 16th largest economy by GDP PPP in 2050 and 20th largest in 2030, according to PwC, world’s largest accounting firms.
  • Pakistan’s GDP stood at $300 billion in 2017 (official figures yet to be released). By this amount, Pakistan is world’s 40th largest economy. In 2050, Pakistan is set to become the world’s 18th largest economy by GDP, according to Goldman Sachs, world’s largest investment bank.