E-Commerce online can also be traded in lockdown; if our governments develop a strategy, the federal and provincial governments should improve the industrial, trade, and business conditions in Pakistan to keep the economy stable. This will not affect business life, said Muhammad Arshad Jamal, Senior Vice Chairman, All Pakistan Customs Agents Association, while addressing a meeting on Coronavirus.
He said that man is the enemy of humanity. It is the grace of God Almighty that Muslims are affected by this disease, but a large number are also safe. But this does not mean that all precautions should be taken. Therefore, the federal and provincial governments should use modern technology and control the situation through online e-commerce services and make it possible that the standard of living of the ordinary person is not affected, and lockdown can be made helpful according to business life. He said that the closure of educational institutions and industries was not the solution to the problem. At present, the FBR would have to develop a strategy to reduce business costs, enable early clearance of consignments in customs, and provide 24-hour facility to shipping lines and terminal operators. The appointment system and queue management system for transportation needs to be improved. This will make it easier for customs clearance agents. Mohammad Arshad Jamal said that we are working on these policies through various forums and various seminars and the public.
We are also conducting awareness programs for the people so that the ordinary person can easily cope with this global epidemic of Coronavirus, and we can build a healthy society.