Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Razak Dadood said on Wednesday that country’s exports to China, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey and the Central Asian Republics grew by 35 percent during the first quarter of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The adviser in a tweet said, the Ministry of Commerce’s focus on Regional Connectivity to increase trade with our neighbours has started showing results as the exports from Pakistan to these countries grew up to $938 million during July-September (2021-22) as compared to the exports of $694 million in July-September 2020-21. “MoC’s focus on Regional Connectivity to increase trade with our neighbours is beginning to show results. During Q1 of FY22, our exports to China, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey and he Central Asian Republics grew by 35pc to $938 million as compared to $694 million in Q1 of last FY,” Dawood tweeted. The adviser encouraged exporters to aggressively market their products in regional markets to boost trade. “I encourage our exporters to aggressively market their products in the regional markets to increase their exports,” he said.