Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development , formally Foreign Trade Institute of Pakistan (FTIP), was created under a Resolution in 1989, to provide specialized training to the newly officers of the Commerce and Trade Group.

Trade Policy 2007-08 announced the restructuring of FTIP in the following words: "A major constraint in the past has been the lack of effective research and information on multi-pronged trade and globalization issues. The Foreign Trade Institute of Pakistan was created in 1989 with the objective of this research base but in fact, was reduced to an average institute , providing some training to new officers of Commerce and Trade Group. In order to plug the original research gap, the Government decided to restructure the Foreign Trade Institute of Pakistan . In addition to conducting policy research on all key aspects of trade competitiveness, the institute will be the premier body for capacity building and human capital development on commerce. This institute will also provide an important forum for the discussion and dissemination of information on issues of commerce.

Host: Azra Intisar

Guest: Umar Dad Afridi, Director, Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development       

Producer: Inam Soomro

It is PBC Islamabad Production.


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