Islamabad: According to news reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan remarked on Thursday (September 30) that there is a need to improve and market Pakistan’s non-traditional export items in nations where Pakistani made goods are in high demand. He was the moderator of a meeting to assess Pakistan’s export performance.

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Officials from the Ministry of Commerce briefed the gathering on Pakistan’s traditional and non-traditional export performance during the previous fiscal year (FY 2020-21).

Pakistan’s traditional export business earned USD 3.8 billion, while the non-traditional sector earned USD 2.1 billion, according to the data. Government investment and industry-friendly policies, according to the ministry, are expected to increase progress in the current fiscal year.

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In order to stimulate trade, the prime minister mandated that export targets be set for trade attachés at Pakistani embassies around the world. Pakistan is a major exporter of cotton and cotton-based items, while its non-traditional exports include minerals, gemstones, culinary products, fruits, information technology, and ceramics.

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