Prime Minister Imran Khan has discussed Pakistan's economy on Wednesday with a delegation of exporters from different sectors.
According to details, the exporters’ delegation appreciated different policy initiatives of the present government and how it has helped in the economy’s stability.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister lauded the role of exporters in the national economy and job creation and stressed the need to make maximum use of the country’s potential in service-related exports.
Imran Khan said there was a need to focus more on investment with the provision of a conducive environment while the pace of export growth could be maintained through a greater focus on products.
As per details, the PM highlighted that the current account surplus has been recorded in the month of July 2020 while the government is committed to removing all obstacles to increase the country’s exports.
Imran Khan said that exports have been steadily increasing since the global recession due to COVID- 19 pandemic while duties on raw materials of the local industry have been abolished to make our products competitive.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also said that the refund system was paved to address the liquidity issues of exporters while our government was pursuing a ‘Make in Pakistan’ policy to promote export industrialization in the country.
The delegation included exporters of Poultry, Rice, Fruits, Information Technology, Pharmaceuticals, and Textiles while Minister for Industry Muhammad Hamad Azhar, Finance Advisor Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Trade and Investment Adviser Mr. Abdul Razzaq Dawood were also present in the meeting.