LAHORE: Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) has urged the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan to evolve a new methodology in consultation with stakeholders to boost exports.
In a statement, PIAF Chairman Malik Tahir Javaid said that the business community has attached high hopes with TDAP after the induction of renowned businessman SM Munir as its Chief Executive. Therefore, he should come up with a new policy to increase the exports. He said that if a focus is given to establishment of display centres in all Pakistani missions abroad, the exports could get to a new rise.
PIAF chairman said that there were no two opinions about it that Pakistani merchandise was not only the best of the best quality terms but their prices were also very competitive compared to other countries in the region.
He said that if commercial attachés posted in various destinations of the world were given task to ensure interaction with Pakistani businessmen, there was no reason that Pakistan would recieve a large number of export orders in all sectors of the economy.
Tahir Malik said that he had visited a large number of world markets and found huge potential for Pakistani goods but what was coming in the way was only lack of right trade-related information.
He said that it was the task of the commercial attachés to have a consistent liaison with trade bodies back home so that the process of exchange of information could be strengthened but it was very unfortunate that the required attention was not given to this particular aspect in the past.
“Since a businessman now has been given the reins of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, the business community was strongly hopeful that he would work tirelessly to update the businessmen about happenings on the business front in the country where they were posted.”
The chairman said that the business community of the country would extend every possible help to the government in overcoming the economic challenges the country had been facing for the last many years.
Malik expressed the optimism that the manufacturing sector would soon be in a position to expand their operations as the economic indicators were moving in right direction with a good pace.