ISLAMABAD – The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Thursday asked the government to promote domestic commerce to trigger economic growth.

The government has focused its attention of exports which are not picking up despite best efforts and heavy investment, said Chairman of FPCCI Regional Committee on Industries Atif Ikram Sheikh.

He maintained that now the government should focus its attention on the neglected sector of domestic commerce which has thirty two percent share in the GDP while it employs twenty percent of the workers.

Atif said that government should announce a comprehensive policy to promote domestic commerce and consider establishing a separate ministry for its promotion.