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Reforms in TDAP underway to boost exports: Khurram Dastgir

Reforms in TDAP underway to boost exports: Khurram Dastgir

ISLAMABAD: Reforms in the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan are underway to enhance exports of the country. A working committee has been formed headed by Commerce Secretary to rectify all kinds of matters in TDAP.

Federal Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir said this during a meeting with Commerce Secretary Arbab Shahzad, TDAP Chief Executive Officer SM Muneer and TDAP Secretary Rabia Javery. He said that the committee was expected to issue recommendations soon.

Dastgir said that proper action has been taken against corrupt individuals, whereas, stricter measures will be taken in this regard.

The commerce minister informed that a new model is presently being worked out at to utilise export development funds more appropriately so that the resources can be equitably distributed for the removal of hurdles in the promotion of exports. He said that Pakistani products need to be marketed in a better manner.

Dastgir said that Commerce Ministry will choose particular overseas markets on priority and then utilise resources extensively along with manpower and effective marketing to further the country’s export potential towards those particular overseas markets.

Referring to administrative reforms in TDAP, federal minister said that experts from private sector will be recruited into TDAP. Experts will also be consulted on value addition to products. He said that according to vision of the Prime Minister, private sector is considered an ally of the government.

The minister said that the PM, by appointing a well-reputed exporter and businessman as head of TDAP, has expressed his full confidence in the private sector so that better management procedures can be amalgamated into government’s institutional management.

TDAP CEO briefed the minister of institution’s performance while pointing out the issues confronting its smooth proceedings. He thanked the government on the occasion for laying its trust in the private sector and appointing him to a responsible designation.