PR No. 14 Islamabad: October 3, 2017

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting on trade and exports related matters at the PM Office earlier today.


The meeting reviewed the impact of Prime Minister’s Exports package and noted, with satisfaction, that more than 10% increase has been observed in country’s exports during the last three months. Various options to increase the impact of Prime Minister’s Export Package were considered during the meeting.


The Ministry of Commerce presented various proposals in this regard that had been prepared in consultation with leading exporters, the Ministry of Finance and the Federal Board of Revenue.


The Prime Minister observed that the cost of doing business had increased over time. This issue needed to be compensated through creative incentives to the export sector. Continuous refinements must be made to further improve the export package, the Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Commerce. The Ministry was directed to submit the refined and finalized proposals to the ECC.


The meeting was attended by Minister for Commerce Mr. Muhammad Pervaiz Malik, Minister for Finance Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Dar and other senior government officials.