Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Retail-The Neglected Sector

Date : May 16, 2020 at 01:00 pm
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker : Yasin Paracha, Asfandyar Farrukh, Wasif Butt

Despite expanding during the last decade, the retail sector in Pakistan lags far behind than most other countries of the region. Dr. Nadeem Ul Haque highlighted some points that why the retail sector of Pakistan is so much neglected. Why are there limited chain stores, especially not listed in the stock exchange? What are major hindrances in true growth of the sector, especially the organised one? And how does the COVID 19 situation alter the way the retail sector works in the country?