Govt focusing on diversification of export products: Commerce Adviser

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood on Tuesday underlined that the current government is focusing on the diversification of export products through policy intervention by providing technical and financial support.

This he stated during a meeting with delegation from the honey producers and exporters in Islamabad.

Pakistan is home to some of the most diverse flora and fauna and produces 20 types of honey due to its varied ecological and climatic conditions.

The Adviser said that Pakistan's exports were $ 6.9 Million in 2018 and its major export destinations were Saudi Arabia, 70.6 percent, United Arab Emirates, 15.1 percent and Kuwait percent each.

He said the honey export is far below than the real potential especially to the high-end markets.

He further highlighted that in order to explore the untapped honey potential of the country there is a need to acquaint the concerned stakeholders and business community of the honey producing regions like Abbottabad with the modern production techniques.APP/Mustafa

Source: Radio Pakistan