RAWALPINDI - Chairman of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industrys (RCCI) Standing Committee for Marble Shoaib Hamid has demanded of the government to provide uninterrupted power supply to the marble industry and waive off import duty on machinery used in the industry. He was addressing Standing Committee meeting held here at the chamber on Wednesday. He said that marble industry could become the biggest industry as far as the countrys exports are concerned if the necessary facilities were provided. The chairman of the standing committee said that world best marble exists in the Rawalpindi region but owing to lack of interest on part of the government, the area failed to get international attention. He said that Pakistan has great potential in marble industry but solid measures for its promotion are needed. RCCI President Ali Raza Saeed Shah, Vice President Dr Shimail Daud, Vice Chairman of the standing committee Fazal Khaliq Langrial and other members of the committee were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Syed Ali Raza said that RCCI forwarded a proposal to the government to announce Rawalpindi as 'Marble City due to its richness in the sector. He said that with the use of modern technology and government support marble export would fetch up to $50 billion per year. He was of the view that with the assistance of the government and use of international standards marble exports might exceed the export of textiles from the country. He demanded of the government to provide necessary facilities to the sector to establish the marble industry of Pakistan in the world trade markets.