Amazon operation in Pak to unleash new vistas for exports

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Pak-US Business Council Sunday hailing the epoch making decision of US e-commerce giant “ Amazon” to add Pakistan to its seller list said it will unleash new vistas for young entrepreneurs to join the global export markets.

Talking to Jamil Ahmad Jamil Deputy Managing Director Punjab Small Industries Corporation who called on him here today, founder chairman Pak US Business Council and President SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Iftikhar Ali Malik said it’s major breakthrough for the country’s growing e-commerce industry as well as companies and professionals working in the digital space.

He said the new development will hopefully put Pakistan on the global e-commerce map,opening up a new era of business boom by connecting across the world.

He said it will now provide a new impetus and venue to Pak individual sellers to ship their products in small parcels to consumers outside Pakistan.

Iftikhar Ali Malik said it will afford them an excellent opportunity to work on and develop their own brands for better prices.

He said it’s heartening to note that they will not have to worry about their payments as Amazon will directly transfer the money into their local accounts.

It’s good omen that now small Pakistan sellers especially women and SME entrepreneurs who have goods and products needed by the consumers outside Pakistan but can’t afford to have a big export set-up.

For instance he said they have a large Pakistani diaspora scattered across the countries, especially in the Gulf to cater their needs .

He said it will enable a new breed of young entrepreneurs and SMEs including women to fully exploit foreign markets.

He said this fate turning decision will drastically change the game and result in a new sphere of economic growth as more sellers to visit this platform than ever before, he added.