E-commerce can help with Pakistan’s poverty alleviation: Haque

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Our Correspondent
Beijing

Pakistan is undergoing a fast e-commerce development in last few years and the government is working with some of Chinese companies to establish e-commerce platform as part of poverty alleviation program, Pakistan Ambassador to China Moin ul Haq said.

Pakistan is also undergoing a really fast e-commerce development in the last few years. The e-commerce platform Daraz which was bought by Alibaba is doing very well. We are working with some of the Chinese companies to establish certain e-commerce platform in Pakistan as part of our poverty alleviation program called Ehsaas, which is doing very well, he told China Economic Net (CEN) in an interview.
Ambassador Haque also fully realizes that innovation played an important role in poverty alleviation in China.

The e-commerce platform has been used to market the farm products of the villages in China as a part of the poverty alleviation strategy. Farmers were given training about the use of mobile, how to e-commerce stores, branding of the products, etc. In 2020, e-commerce sale in China was about $18 trillion, the highest in the world. He also mentioned the importance of cold chain and logistics in the agricultural industry chain. Because we lack infrastructure of cold chain and logistics, most of our farm products are wasted from farms to the market. We require more investments into our cold chain industry and storage modernization. We are working with Chinese authorities to update our cold chain in logistics, he added.

On information platform of China-Pakistan Agricultural and Industrial platform jointly initiated by China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) and China Economic Net (CEN) he said, would like to thank China Economic Net for taking this initiative of establishing this very important platform for industry, agriculture, industry, corporation. Ambassador Haque said, Being an agriculture country, a very strong, great economy, we need to modernize our agriculture.

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