The Federal Cabinet, which met in Islamabad on Tuesday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Chair, approved the first ever E-Commerce Policy of the Country.
I am happy that country's first ever eCommerce Policy has been approved by cabinet today. The Policy will help promote businesses, create employment opportunities & reaching out to the global markets for exports! @pid_gov @ImranKhanPTI pic.twitter.com/6LqnEN5ePo
— Abdul Razak Dawood (@razak_dawood) October 1, 2019
While briefing the media on Cabinet decisions in Islamabad, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan told that the meeting considered the rising trend of E-shopping, and expanding reach of smart phones in the Country.
Dr. Firdous said that the prime minister directed to plan a roadmap for rules, regulations and basic structure of E-Commerce in the Country. The special assistant said that the Federal Cabinet also approved the exemption of Gwadar Port from taxation. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Imran Khan also directed to control the price of flour in order to reduce burden on common man.
The special assistant said that the prime minister issued directives to the Ministry of National Food Security and provincial governments to take steps to avoid shortage of wheat and control the price of bread. In addition, the prime minister also took notice of the spread of dengue in the Country, and said that efforts should be maximized to control the virus.
The prime minister directed the Ministry of National Health to provide all out facilities to provincial governments also in this regard.