It gives me immense pleasure to witness the 5th Pakistan Pharma Summit being organized by the Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association. Such events not only position a specific sector of Pakistan as an investment destination globally but also ignite interest among potential investors in allied industries.

The government is committed to increasing the country's exports by removing all the obstacles and roadblocks. We are also focusing on increasing the volume of exports through tariff rationalization, trade-related investment, institutional reforms, documentation of economy and easing of business regulations.

Among other initiatives, we also want to double our trade with African countries in the next five years including pharmaceuticals products. Revitalizing the exports of the pharma sector to boost the national exchequer is one of the priorities of the government. A special pharmaceutical export promotion committee has also been constituted to encourage production and exports of medicines and medical products. I wish the organizers the very best for a remarkable event and assure my full support.

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