Here’s all you need to know about government’s ambitious e-commerce policy

The advisor said that the government wants to increase exports to improve the economy of Pakistan.

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Investment and Industry, and Production Abdul Razaq Dawood has said that the main aim of the government is to implement the e-commerce policy. The policy will promote the digital economy for connectivity with the global chain.

Abdul Razaq, while addressing a press conference, said that previously, there was a gap in the implementation of e-commerce policy. So, the government has changed the short, medium and long term strategic policies for implementation of the policy to improve exports in the country. 

The adviser said that the government wants to increase exports to improve the economy of Pakistan. Throughout the meetings, he said that the ministry of commerce’s main focus has always been to synchronize and simplify the procedures for the robust growth of e-commerce.

While talking about the significance of e-commerce, Razaq said that the ministry of commerce was engaged with related stakeholders for the effective implementation of this policy. 

While admiring the efforts of the ministry to engage the private sector in the policy implementation, he said that the private sector also indicated the holdups being faced by them in this area.

The government wanted to solve the taxation issue, payment digitization, consumer protection, training, and capacity building of SMEs, including female entrepreneurs working from remote areas of Pakistan.

The adviser thought about these concerns and motivated the participants to make use of this two-day session. He asked the participants to compile their issues with practical solutions for consideration by the National e-Commerce Council during its meeting.

Razaq said that work had been done in the form of policy formulation and that the public and private sector had worked tirelessly towards this goal. He further stated that now, the government had been working hard to carry it forward through its effective implementation. But for this, the government, academia and private sector need to work together and pave the path in this ever-growing sector.

This meeting brought an end to the two-day workshop on e-Commerce Policy Implementation, which was inaugurated by the Adviser on 13th January 2020.

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