Higher standards could quadruple Pakistani exports
This article was originally published in Clinica
The value of Pakistani medical device exports could leap from $124m to $500m by 2014 if the government agreed to provide marketing support and ensuring that manufacturers' products adhere to the same standards of those in the western world. So says Almas Hyder, head of a government steering committee for the enhancement of engineering. But because companies were faced with little foreign competition in the domestic market, they were liable to compromise on quality, he said.