KARACHI: A two-member delegation of State Trade Organization (STO) of Maldives, which is on a four-day visit to Pakistan, called on Secretary TDAP Inamullah Khan Dharejo at his office here to discuss the modalities that how to meet their country’s urgent procurement needs of pharma products from Pakistan.
The delegates informed the TDAP Secretary that Maldives imported Pharma products worth more than dollars 30 million last year, and almost 70 percent was purchased from India, said statement issued by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDPA) on Monday.
The government of Maldives was working on diversifying its import sources of pharmaceutical products to get better quality and lower price.
The delegates said that the Ambassador of Pakistan at Maldives had encouraged and facilitated them to visit Pakistan to meet their country’s import needs from Pakistan.
The TDAP Secretary informed the delegation that Pakistan had a modern and growing pharma industry. Sri Lanka was one of the major pharma export markets of Pakistan. Other main markets were Far East, Central Asia and Africa.
The Pakistani pharma industry had some of the state-of-the-art pharma units qualifying international certification criteria and import standards of recognized world bodies.
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