SZT Corporation an indenting house for facilitating the small to medium sized entrepreneurs (SMEs) on behalf of SME Farmers, Exporters and Processors have urged the Ministry Of Commerce  (MINCOM) to lift the ban on exports of KhashKhash White Food Grade, Jaggery (GURR) and Medicinal  And Industrial Hemp (BHANG) to enable SMEs to generate income and uplift their standard of living.

In this connection the SMEs through their Union of SMEs (UNISAME) have approached the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA), the Director General Agro at the MIncom, the federal secretary commerce, the member customs at the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). The Pakistan Standard Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has adopted standard for KhashKhash and Gurr as food and issued acceptable benchmark for international trade.

The sector  has also approached the World Food Program, the World Food Organization and the World Health Organization to remove the impediments to allow the government of Pakistan to grow White Food grade Poppy Seeds called KhashKhash and to process and export it to global destinations just like it has allowed Turkey and not to discriminate.

The sector has also urged Prof Ahsan Iqbal the federal minister for planning and special initiatives to take up the pending matter which will play an important role in poverty alleviation and uplift of the under privileged sector.