THIS FORUM WILL PROVIDE A PLATFORM TO DISCUSS HR RELATED ISSUES
 
HomeCalendarFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistUsergroupsLog in

Share | 
 

 ROLE OF PAKISTANI HR IN BOOSTING EXPORTS

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
MAJOR(R)KHALID NASR
CHIEF EDITOR
avatar

Number of posts : 305
Age : 67
Location : LAHORE,PAKISTAN
Registration date : 2007-10-04

PostSubject: ROLE OF PAKISTANI HR IN BOOSTING EXPORTS   Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:55 pm

Role of Pakistani Human Resource for boosting up exports.


Author
jamilzaidijamilzaidi






Subject: Role of Pakistani Human Resource for boosting up exports.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


No point in reminding that Pakistani economy is in a state of transition from Rural-agricultural configuration to urbanised-industrialised behavioural configuration. Whereas 99.1% industries fell to the lot of Bharat at the time of Independence in 1947, Pakistan inherited only 0.9% of the total industrial units in the pre-independence Indian sub-sontinent. Initially emphasis was placed on agriculture & a number of species of rice (like Irripak) and wheat were developed for greater yield /Acre in order to feed the ever-rising population; but finally it was realised that gradual shift from agriculture to industry was necessary.

Consequently a number of Chemical (e.g The Chemical complex at Kala Shah Kaku) , Light machines manufacturing units (e.g Rustam and Sohrab complexes at Lahore), Heavy Mechanical Complex (at Taxila), Cotton & Synthetic yarn fabric & textile units (at Faisalabad) were installed. Sports industry (at Sialkot) and carpet industry saw their boom during the decade 1958-68, but suddenly India established New Sialkot near Jallundhar for sports, and Malaysia offered tough competition in Carpet industry in consequence of which indigenous Pakistani exports received a serious setback. Besides. we were rather late in conforming to international standards offered by the International Standards Organization (ISO) and lost considerable foreign exchange. As a natural corollory thereof, our Balance of Payment and Balance of Trade was also affected adversely.

Another source of our earning were International Remittances sent by our labour force, which was in great demand in Middle East. Gradually the scenario changed, firstly due to labour unrest in Pakistan; and secondly because the local labour in the Middle East was trained & cheaper labour from Phillipine, Bengla Desh, and India was available during this transition. It may be remebered that Turkish labour employed in Germany is also in the process of substitution by the German labour.

Hence it is evident, that shortfall in trade is imminent for the traditional pakistani goods including textile ; and demand for our skilled labour would depend on our expertise and non-availability of the category of labour in a particular country which only Pakistan could provide. We have already suffered a setback after the expanding control of World Trade Organization (WTO), and have lost considerable portion of our textile exports to China.

Now we are standing at the crossroads with other Third World Countries, where our goods are not acceptable due to being costly on account of highly paid industrial infrastructure i.e cost of Electricity & Gas, and due to extraordinary labour overheads. Development of a highly trained skilfull Human Resource is going to benefit us (i) in terms of qualitative products internationally acceptable in terms of price due to skilled, competent, and effective labour force (ii) in terms of greater international demand for the skilled Human Resource which would be a permanent asset for the Country. Before doing that, we would be well-advised to assess the demand for a particular category of labour and train it as a short term objective; and then to assess future demands of the International Market in order to place development of labour skills on a permanent footing. This article is a first drop in the ocean. Will the rain follow, and should a discussion start, is to be decided by those interested in the economic well-being of the country by expanding the scope of employment for the future generations to come.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://khalidhr.forumotion.com
 
ROLE OF PAKISTANI HR IN BOOSTING EXPORTS
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Role of BAC Chairperson pertaining to shopping and S.V.P.
» Iraq oil exports to Turkey at 400,000 bpd FRIDAY, 30 DECEMBER 2011 12:57
» Tahir: Iraq can play a significant mediating role in the region if the unification of the political decision
» Iraq's exports exceeded two million barrels per day
» The role of the peasant in Medieval society.

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
KHALID NASR'S HR FORUM :: FORUMS--INDEX :: HR--ISSUES-
Jump to: