Zaka Mohsin, Saudi Arabia
The demands for Pakistani goods in Saudi Arabia is growing, businessmen needs to invest in retail market, which will also strengthen Pakistani economy, while Pakistani embassy, commercial section in Saudi Arabia also includes Pakistani supermarkets in Saudi Arabia.
Pakistan Embassy also cooperates in promotion for Pakistani goods so that demands can be met. Saudi Arabia is a huge market and there is a great demand for Pakistani goods but small and big markets in Saudi Arabia have less availability of Pakistani food items while their demand is high. Other foreigners including Saudi nationals also like Pakistani goods and buy them with enthusiasm.
Pakistan has not been able to exceed US 500 million in exports for a long time, so it is important that Pakistani businessmen take advantage of this investment opportunities provided by Saudi government. In this regard, Azhar Dahar, Minister of Trade and Investment at Pakistan Embassy, said that he is in constant touch with businessmen and Pakistan government to open retail chain stores in Saudi Arabia.
In light of online shopping trend, an e-commerce portal is also being launched so that consumption of Pakistani goods in Saudi Arabia can be increased in a better way and demands can be met.