Exports back to pre-pandemic level: Razak

Published November 3, 2020
The country’s exports have maintained a growth trend in October and are back to pre-pandemic level, Commerce Adviser Razak Dawood said on Monday. — APP/File
The country’s exports have maintained a growth trend in October and are back to pre-pandemic level, Commerce Adviser Razak Dawood said on Monday. — APP/File

ISLAMABAD: The country’s exports have maintained a growth trend in October and are back to pre-pandemic level, Commerce Adviser Razak Dawood said on Monday.

Taking to social media platform Twitter, the ad­­viser said, “Alhamdolillah, our exports have maintained the growth trend in October 2020. Our exports have crossed the 2 billion mark after July 2020 and are back on track to pre-Covid-19 levels. This is despite the contraction in our major markets due to Covid-19 and the uncertainty created by recent resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic. I wish to congratulate all our exporters.”

In another set of tweets, Razak said exports of pharmaceutical products increased by 22.6 per cent in the first quarter of the current financial year from a year ago. He also thanked Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan for his support.

“Alhamdolillah, I am glad to share that our Pharmaceutical exports have gotten off to a good start this year. In value terms, our exports have grown by 22.6% in the first quarter (Q1) to USD 68.1 million as compared to USD 55.6 million in the corresponding period last year. 1/2,” he said in a series of tweets, adding: “All this has been due to the hard work our pharmaceutical exporters and renewed focus on exports. I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Dr. Faisal Sultan @fslsltn and his team for their valuable support to the pharma industrial Sector”.

Published in Dawn, November 3rd, 2020

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