TDAP being brought back on track to achieve export target

KARACHI: Chief Executive Officer of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) SM Muneer on Tuesday said recent moves of the government has encouraged masses and the business community, which has a very positive impact on the economy.

Long-awaited serious reforms have been initiated to bring TDAP back on track to achieve export target of dollar 50 billion, he said

The CEO of TDAP SM Muneer said this while on a visit to Islamabad along with the President FPCCI Zakria Usman where he was greeted by a delegation of business community led by VP FPCCI Munawar Mughal.

Former presidents of ICCI Zafar Bakhtawari, Abdul Rauf, former SVP ICCI Muzammil Sabri, Malik Sohail and others were also present on the occasion.

He said that government is in process of bringing positive change rules and business environment while we have full faith in intentions of the government, skills of people and resilience of economy.

Muneer said that energy crisis and some other issues have been obstructing economic development and exports which would be settled soon as government is serious about economy.

Speaking on the occasion, President FPCCI Zakria Usman said that delay in resolution of problems cast negative shadow on development process which can be resolved through a proper mechanism.

He said that TDAP should focus on enhancing exports China, the world’s largest export market while promoting export-oriented industry and technical skills.

The FPCCI Chief demanded enhanced presence of local entrepreneurs in international exhibitions, exchange of trade delegations, market research and cooperation by Pakistani missions abroad.

He demanded alteration in SRO regime and tariff structure which has upset businessmen and impeded growth since long. Mughal said that some of the trade agreements have not helped improve the situation therefore such deals must be revisited.

He demanded steps to improve regional trade and business atmosphere which will trigger development, create job opportunities and push country towards self-sufficiency. The VP of FPCCI said that business community would continue to cooperate with the government despite problems.

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