Monday, February 01, 2021
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's exports have crossed the $2-billion mark in four consecutive months "for the first time in 8 years", according to Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry, and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood.
A "happy" Dawood took to Twitter to share the news, saying Pakistan's exports have maintained the growth trajectory.
"Our export for Jan 2021 is up by 8% to $ 2.14 billion, compared to $ 1.98 billion in Jan 2020 according to provisional figures," he said. "The exports for Jul-Jan 2020-21 have increased by 5.5% to USD 14.245 billion as compared to USD 13.507 billion during Jul-Jan 2019-20."
"Our cumulative exports for seven months of FY 2020-21 are showing a rising trend."
The PM's aide lauded the country's exporters for their determination "despite difficulties created by COVID pandemic, regional export situation & contraction in major markets".
"Exporters please go full speed ahead in exporting your products & in case of any hurdle, inform MOC," he advised them.