QUETTA: The Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) has expressed dismay over the federal government’s economic policies and declared them “devastating” for the country’s import and export.
“Without the consensus of the exporters on the export policy, the issues faced by the business community in the country including that of Balochistan would increase,” QCCI Senior Vice-President Badaruddin Kakar said.
“Today the import and export businesses are on the verge of collapse due to flawed economic policies of the federal government and delays in some important decisions,” he added.
Speaking about the impact of Covid-19, Kakar noted that before the pandemic, the traders used to export goods to Iran and Afghanistan markets from Balochistan but the prevalent crisis had stopped all business activities through the two borders.
He complained that the federal government was not giving due attention to the business community due to which the export in the province had substantially declined.
“Despite the pandemic, the developed countries are doubling their exports but our government is not taking any measure for the purpose,” he said and added that the continuation of the current policies by the government would lead to poverty and unemployment.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2020.