Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday asked the Ministry for Commerce to take steps for greater market access for Pakistani products in new markets abroad.
Talking to Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Minister of Commerce, at the PM House, the Prime Minister said the export-led growth will help in employment generation and poverty alleviation.
The Prime Minister said import of Pakistani products by European countries was in line with the government’s policy for enhanced trade with the world because “we believe in trade and not aid.”
The policy, he added, will also help enable the government to ensure early rehabilitation of flood hit people.
The Prime Minister observed that national economy was facing lots of challenges.
Reiterating the policy of reconciliation, he said “we will be able to overcome these challenges.”
He said the government was taking all the political parties on board to have consensus on unified economic agenda to provide relief and succor to the common man.
The Prime Minister also asked the Minister to take all the stakeholders on board for implementation of import policy initiatives.
He observed that public private partnership should be the focus of the policy.
Makhdoom Amin Fahim apprised the Prime Minister of the matters pertaining to his ministry.