Prime Minister Imran Khan today chaired a briefing about functions of Ministry of Commerce

August 29, 2018

Islamabad, 29 August 2018:
 
Prime Minister Imran Khan today chaired a briefing about functions of Ministry of Commerce at Prime Minister’s Office. Advisor to PM on Commerce Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood was also present during the briefing. 
 
Secretary Commerce Mr. Muhammad Younas Dagha made a detailed presentation about the functions of the Ministry and its attached departments. While briefing the Prime Minister about the current situation of imports and exports of the country, the Secretary also proposed policy initiatives and various short-term and medium-to-long term measures aimed at promoting trade activities and realizing export potential of the country. 
 
The Prime Minister in his remarks said that promoting trade and facilitating business community, especially the overseas Pakistanis who wanted to invest in various conventional and non-conventional sectors of the economy, was among the priority areas for the government. He said that the existing structures of facilitation of investors would be reviewed to ensure seamless facilitation of prospective investors.
 
Discussing the role of trade officers abroad towards enhancement of country’s trade, the Prime Minister observed that there was a need to review the criteria of appointment and assessing the performance of the trade officers so as to ensure that business community is properly facilitated, investment potential of the country is highlighted and the trade targets are achieved. 
 
The Prime Minister also directed that a comprehensive strategy should be worked out to check corrupt practices of illegal money transfers (hundi) and smuggling which were negatively affecting the country’s economy.