Pakistan’s Booming Black Economy

By Maryam Ijaz.

Smuggling is a social problem of Pakistan. Smuggling national products and material which are made in Pakistan. It is a condition which is hated and disliked by most of the people in Pakistan.

Smuggled goods of Pakistan, which are smuggled abroad destroys the national economy, it is the violation of code for which the boundary between the neighboring countries is created.

Smuggling is an economic and social condition which adversely affects the trade dynamics of Pakistan. The smuggling of raw material to other countries is a real problem for Pakistan which destroys local industries thus resulting in unemployment. The smugglers are some how damaging the society and they are defaming Pakistan, destroying the local economy and national prestige at international level. They smuggle to avoid taxes which helps in increased Gross National Product. They are enemies of national industry, national trade, national labor force and national business. They are violators of national law.

They feel inferior to the producers of smuggled goods. Smugglers claim that the standard of their products are higher than foreign goods. They open way to get money without hardworking. Unemployment and weak economy and corruption are the main causes of Smuggling, as this illegal industry mainly employes lower middle and poor class. Porous Border with Afghanistan and Iran and uncontrolled corruption on the border pave ways for an easy access across the borders. Pak/Afghan border is the main source of smuggled products, which sell in Pakistani markets openly and the corrupt administration across the borders fails to  stop this crime. Pakistan is loosing Billions of dollars to its exchequer.

About Author:
Maryam ijaz is a graduate in political science and sociology and based in Islamabad. Her areas of interests are social and general issues. 

2 thoughts on “Pakistan’s Booming Black Economy

  • July 30, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Not only through Afghanstan and Iran also from the Karachi port.
    Most of the 2nd hang electronic devices like mobile phone laptops etc. are smuggled form abroad and are then sell in the market like spear parts ,I guess it is then main reason why our electronic industry is not progressing


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