KARACHI – Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government is working to facilitate small and medium industry and exporters of the country.
Addressing the 42nd award ceremony of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Islamabad on Monday night, he said both are the backbone of commerce and trade in any country.
He said obstacles in the way of doing business will be removed to give boost to small and medium enterprises. He said several steps have already been taken to facilitate the exports industry.
The Prime Minister said the nation needs to change its mindset regarding the business or setting up industry in Pakistan. He said the attitude of bureaucracy towards the business sectors will also be changed and it would need to remove bottlenecks in the way of doing business. The Prime Minister said increased prosperity will come into the country through commerce and industry.
Imran Khan said Singapore is exporting 330 billion dollars worth of goods despite having much smaller population than Pakistan. Imran Khan said our exports of 24 billion dollars are meager keeping in view the size of our population and economy.
He said wealth creation and profitability are genuine concerns of any business. He said wealth creation leads to increased taxes, more employment opportunities and overall prosperity.
The Prime Minister said besides facilitation of exporters, efforts are also afoot to make the industry competitive for international markets.