At a time when the government is struggling to overcome the no-confidence motion, members of Geneva-based World Trade Organisation (WTO) commended the resilience and growth performance of Pakistani economy in light of the global economic turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and continued complex regional security environment.
The feedback came from the members at the conclusion of the Fifth Trade Policy Review (TPR) on April 1. Pakistan’s side was led by Commerce Secretary Sualeh Faruqui. The last review of Pakistan’s trade policy was held in the year 2015.
The WTO members praised the timely adoption of proactive support measures by the government of Pakistan that allowed the economy to rebound quickly.
At the time of review, 319 advance written questions submitted by 21 members and the 33 delegations that took the floor during the first and second day underline the importance attached by WTO members to Pakistan’s trade and investment policies and practices.