Govt taking measures to up exports: Minister

An FTA to be secured with Turkey and Thailand each.

ISLAMABAD

Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastgir on Tuesday said the government was determined to increase country’s export volume and measures were being taken in this regard.

Talking to PTV, he said the government had given many incentives to exporters besides offering them a package by the prime minister.

In recent months, there has been healthy growth in exports and it would increase further in the near future, he said.

The minister said the government had managed to overcome maximum part of energy crisis and terrorism incidents in the country which will enhance investors’ interest and exporters’ confidence.

He said the government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, was making all out efforts to resolve issues of the people.

The government had also been exploring new international markets in East Asia and Africa and getting positive results.

He said negotiations were also underway with Turkey and Thailand for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which would provide Pakistan a deep market access.

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