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Government of Pakistan to form Potato Development Council

Government of Pakistan to form Potato Development Council

The government of Pakistan is committed to expedite the establishment of a Potato Development Council under the forthcoming Strategic Trade Policy Framework (STPF), revealed Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood.

'The council will formulate a long-term vision and policy for this sector,' the adviser announced on his official Twitter account.

During a consultative session with farmers and exporters of potatoes at the Ministry of Commerce, he said.

Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment:
“We discussed problems facing exports of potatoes and also negotiated the way forward.”

“I would soon visit potato growing areas to meet farmers and also see storage facilities.”
Speaking at another session, the adviser said, 'We discussed the problems being faced by exports of mango and discussed the way forward.'

The PM aide said the government was exploring ideas for establishing cold storage facilities on airports and shipping ports. The ministry also agreed to establish Mango Development Council under the STPF.

Abdul Razak Dawood:
“I had a meeting with fan manufacturers and discussed ways to improve the competitiveness of the fan industry.”
They agreed that acquiring the requisite certifications was necessary to enter high-end markets.

Abdul Razak Dawood:
“I requested fan manufacturers to recommend professional experts for the Fan Export Council, which is also being considered in the forthcoming STPF.”