ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood has congratulated all the exporters on good performance in 2019-20, in spite of the very challenging situation caused by Covid-19.
On Tuesday, in a tweet, he claimed that Pakistan's exports were only 6 per cent less than in 2018-19, while regional countries Bangladesh was down by 17 per cent and India by 14 per cent.
"The good performance was also due to the timely lifting of the lockdown and the good coordination between federal and provincial agencies at the daily meetings of NCOC. Our exporters deserve every praise for the effort, hard work and reaching out to our customers," he added. In another tweet, he said that Germany's luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss has placed its first order of sportswear to a Pakistani company. "Happy to note that well known brand, Hugo Boss, has placed its first order of sportswear to a Pakistani company," said Dawood. "This achievement was due to the effort of PRGMEA for holding the 35th IAF Fashion Convention in Nov last year, in Lahore," he added, congratulating Ijaz Khokhar, the chief coordinator of the Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association. The International Apparel Federation's (IAF) 35th World Fashion Convention was held in Lahore on November 12-13, 2019.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2020