I have been thinking about a simple thing that we can use to help increase the revenue and exports from Pakistan, I will appreciate comments from the members.
The following idea will not only help to promote Pakistani products and thus boost the economy, contribute to the job market in Pakistan, but will also contiributes to the revenue of the country that the Ex-Pakistanis are residing in but will also be a means to donate millions of dollars of worth of products every month back to Pakistan or to any other country in this world.
The contribution to the revenue of the country of residence will not only be a contribution to the economy of the country, it will also be a giving back to the society and it will be a political leverage in that area.
Lets take the example of USA for discussion.
A) -There are at least about 3 million Pakistanis in this country. Now if out of these only 1 million people buy $ 20 worth of Made in Pakistan products every month :
100,000 X 20 = $ 20,000,000/ month
20,000,000 X 12 = $240,000,000/year
B) -To mail these purchased products to an address for further processing possibly to the embassy of the country that we are donating to @ 4 dollars per package:
100,000 X 4= $ 400,000/month
400,000 X 12 = $ 4,800,000/year
C) -Additional donation of $ 1 per purchase donated to the government of Pakistan(PTI ) = $100,000/month : 100,000 X 12 = $1,200,000/year.This could be used for covering the transportation expenses also.
D) -Total amount one person will be using every month = $25 = $300/year
E) -Total amount combining A+B = $ 244,800,000
The figures are large and once successfully implemented they can multiply rapidly and does not dent the pocket of an individual but the collect effort is massive.
As I mentioned earlier, the contribution to the economy of Pakistan leading to exports and jobs there will be so satisfying.
Contribution to the postal service in particular of the country and circulation of money leading to job creation in US in general is very important and politically strong also.
In addition the country/ies that we send the products to for donations will also lead to good relations with those countries and educate people about us. Hazrat umar(RA) said, "Ghurbat kufar kay kareeb tareen hai"
If we apply this to most of the Pakistanis residing all over the world and in different countries, the multiplying effect is quite massive and sobering if we can organise this and use it honestly.
This is corrected after some friends pointed out the errors.Thank you. If you find any errors please let me know, I confess I do not deal good with very large numbers.