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Govt, traders on same page to increase export volume: Dastgir

Govt, traders on same page to increase export volume: Dastgir

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister of Commerce and Textile Industry Engineer Khurram Dastgir has said that government will consider suggestions from business community while devising economic policies.
He said that increase in export volume was part of Prime Minister’s vision 2025, for which the Ministry of Commerce had been working closely with relevant government institutions.
Federal Minister of Commerce expressed these views during a meeting with Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry delegation lead by Federation President Usman Zakeria.
During the meeting, the Federal Minister said that government and business community has been on the same page regarding increase in exports volume. “We are devising new policies for enhancing our exports which will include suggestions from traders and experts of government and private sector,” he added.
He said that the ministry has been working on branding and marketing of Pakistani products abroad which will boost economic growth of country.
He urged the business community to step forward to invest more in export oriented industry adding that the government has been exploring new trade routes for Pakistani exports.
Federation of Pakistan Chambers President Usman Zakeria said that to increase export volume, we first need to improve our manufacturing line and small industry which has a key role in exporting goods. He also lauded the government efforts to facilitate the business community through its business friendly policies.