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Pakistan exports grew to $ 2.357 billion for Dec 2020 - Inside Financial Markets

Pakistan exports grew to $ 2.357 billion for Dec 2020

– Associated Press of Pakistan

Adviser to the Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment, Abdul Raza Dawood on Friday said that Pakistan exports for the month of December 2020 have grown to $ 2.357 billion by rate of 18.3 percent as compared to December 2019.

According to provisional data, Pakistan exports for the month of December 2020 have grown by 18.3 percent to $ 2.357 billion as compared to $ 1.993 billion in December 2019, an increase of $ 364 million over December 2019, the Adviser said this on his official twitter account.

The Adviser said that 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.

While appreciating the exporter, he said that “You are a great asset for our country and I acknowledge your efforts”

He informed that in the meeting of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) held yesterday, the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy was discussed.

It is the view of the Ministry of Commerce to encourage our pharmaceutical industry to seek collaboration for local manufacturing of the COVID-19 vaccine, he said.

“I have complete faith in the capabilities of our pharmaceutical manufacturers that they can reach out and collaborate with the international pharmaceutical companies to manufacture the COVID-19 vaccine in Pakistan under license,”  Razak Dawood said.

Syed Zaki Hussain

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