ISLAMABAD : Adviser to Prime Minster on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood on Wednesday underscored that the trend of e-commerce has increased rapidly in the recent years with the development and easy accessibility of the internet. He added that, due to the covid-19 pandemic, the importance of e-Commerce has increased manifolds, making it an extremely vital sector for the economy, said a press release issued by Ministry of Commerce here. The Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment said this while chairing the 2nd meeting of National e-Commerce Council here in Commerce ministry. While the advisor stressed the importance of directing the resources towards digital adoption and connecting the SMEs to e-platforms across the globe, while exploring new market access opportunities for them. The Advisor briefed the participants about the progress achieved in the past months on the e- Commerce Policy, since its approval on 1st October, 2019. He appreciated the coordinated efforts of public and private sector for the effective implementation of the policy. All of the nominated members of the Council, including State Bank of Pakistan, Ministry of IT & Telecom, Federal Board of Revenue, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, National Information Technology Board, Provincial Departments of Industries and Commerce, Provincial Revenue Authorities, Pakistan Post, Federal and Provincial Consumer Rights Commission/Councils, Telecom companies, online marketplaces, Fintech sector representatives, Freelancers, Banking sector and Logistics companies attended the meeting.
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