Sindh Commerce & Trade Strategy 2016-20 launched
"The first ever Commerce & Trade Strategy of Sindh developed after the 18thConstitutional Amendment shall help generate employment in commercial domains and will provide a strong foundation for effectively reducing poverty, developing market place outlook, attracting investments and boosting growth in line with the vision 2020". This was stated by Iffat Malik, Additional Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Government of Sindh, while addressing a workshop for stakeholders consultation on the provincial strategy to promote Commerce & Trade in the Province of Sindh.
The Provincial Secretary urged upon the stakeholders to come forward with their input and suggestions for strengthening the Provincial Government in developing a robust strategy on commercial governance with focus on skill and entrepreneurial development.
Aasim Tiwana, Director Policy, Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan, on the occasion, highlighted the importance of the provincial strategy based on continuous increase in commercial activity in all sectors of industry, agriculture, mining, services, and small and medium enterprises, particularly at a time when the economic survey, worldwide government indicators, world competitiveness index and international doing business surveys were clearly indicating to a decline in socio-economic conditions of Pakistan.
Tiwana referred to the economic and social indicators and international rankings to emphasize that the economic and commercial potential of Sindh can be intensively exploited by capitalizing on ports, nation-wide logistics, linkages on trade route, traditional items and handicrafts and improvement in sector of agriculture, livestock, mining and small industries.