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KP govt asked to devise policies for export promotion

PESHAWAR: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to devise policies for export promotion, especially for fruits and vegetable exporters.

It also urged the KP government to provide infrastructure, including processing units, modern cold storages under public private partnership in the upcoming provincial budget.

FPCCI Vice President Riaz Khattak in a statement on Wednesday said that horticulture sector had a significant export potential, particularly off-season fruits and vegetables that have a high demand in certain regional markets. There is a need to adopt latest technology for enhancing export of these high-value products.

He said Pakistan had certain geographical advantages and it was considered a backyard farm of the Central Asian States and the Middle East with remarkable potential for export of agriculture products.

Besides, the FPCCI vice president demanded of the federal government to upgrade the office of the Department of Plant Protection in Peshawar to facilitate exporters.