Pakistan is collaborating with China to develop e-commerce platforms as part of its digitization efforts, according to Moin ul Haque, Pakistan’s ambassador to China.
“We need to upgrade our agriculture as an agriculture country with a very strong, fantastic economy. We need improved seeds, a modern irrigation system, and a high crop production. In addition, I believe our cold chain network requires more investment or better infrastructure. All of these are critical areas in which China has excelled “added Moin, praising China for rescuing 800 million people from abject poverty.
Moin ul Haque emphasised the importance of contemporary technologies in China’s poverty eradication. “As part of a poverty alleviation initiative, the e-commerce platform was used to advertise the farm goods of Chinese villages. Farmers were taught how to utilise mobile devices, how to set up e-commerce sites, and how to brand their products, among other things. China’s e-commerce sales are expected to reach $18 trillion by 2020, making it the world’s largest.”