PM, adviser felicitate exporters on 18pc growth in December

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated all the exporters on achieving record exports last month with a growth of 18 per cent over the previous year.
In a tweet on Friday, the prime minister appreciated the development and urged the exporters to keep up this trend.
“A major pillar of our government’s economic policy is the export enhancement and we will provide full support to promote export culture,” he said.
Earlier, Advisor to Prime Minister on Trade and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood in a series of tweets on Friday said that despite the coronavirus pandemic, Pakistan exports continued to flourish hitting over $2.3 billion, the highest ever in the month of December.
“It gives me immense pleasure to inform that, Alhamdolillah, according to provisional data, Pakistan exports for the month of December 2020 have grown by 18.3 per cent to $2.357 billion as compared to $1.993 billion in December 2019, an increase of $364 million over December 2019,” Dawood shared.
The adviser said that the figures are “the highest export ever in the month of December.”
For the period July-December 2020, Pakistan’s exports increased by 4.9 per cent to $12.104 billion as compared to $11.533 billion in the corresponding period last year.
“This shows the resilience of the economy of Pakistan and it is a vindication of the government’s policy to keep the wheels of economy running during Covid-19 pandemic. I commend our exporters for achieving this feat during these testing times and urge them to aggressively focus on capturing a larger share of international trade,” he said.
Dawood further lauded the exporters calling them “a great asset” for Pakistan and saying: “I salute you all.”

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