ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood said on Tuesday that the government was focusing on the diversification of export products through the provision of technical and financial support.
This he stated during a meeting with a delegation of honey producers and exporters in Islamabad.
The meeting was informed that Pakistan was home to some of the most diverse flora and fauna and produces 20 types of honey due to its varied ecological and climatic conditions.
The adviser said that Pakistan’s honey exports stood at $6.9 million in 2018, of which its major export destinations were Saudi Arabia with 70.6pc and United Arab Emirates & Kuwait with 15.1pc each.
He noted that the country’s honey export, especially to the high-end markets, was far below its real potential.
“In order to explore the untapped honey potential of the country, there is a need to acquaint the concerned stakeholders and business community of the honey producing regions like Abbottabad with the modern production techniques,” he added.