Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed for giving export targets to trade officers appointed in the missions abroad with an aim to increase the exports and assess their performance.
Chairing a meeting held in Islamabad on Wednesday to review the impact of measures taken to enhance exports, the Prime Minister stated that the government was providing incentives to exporters. He emphasized on diversification of export products and exploring untapped geographical areas where a market existed for Pakistani exports.
The meeting was attended by Minister Finance Shaukat Fayaz Tarin, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, National Security Advisor Dr. Moeed Yousaf, and senior government officers.
Secretary Commerce Division briefed the meeting that from 2015-18 to the year 2020-21, exports marked an increase of $3.8 billion in value-added products, while an increase of $2.7 billion was recorded in non-traditional products (export diversification) in the same period. This increase is attributable to the investor-friendly policies and incentives provided to exporters by the present government, he remarked.
The meeting was informed that work had already been started on diversification of products and markets to increase exports. It was informed that previously, only textile-related products were exported, however now steps were being taken to export non-traditional products, including minerals, food products, fruits, IT-related products, and ceramics, etc.
Source: Pro Pakistani