Reforming Trade and Transport Connectivity in Pakistan

  • Rabia Manzoor SDPI
  • Abbas Murtaza Maken SDPI
  • Vaqar Ahmed SDPI
  • Asif Javed


This paper focuses on the predicament of transport connectivity in Pakistan in its own domestic context and with regards to South Asian and Central Asian regions. It appraises the impact of the derelict transport infrastructure within Pakistan on the ease of transit and the movement of goods and services. Through engagement with various stakeholders, particularly those employed in the various Transportation Ministers, we seek to conduct an appraisal of the efficacy of transportation modes in the country. Furthermore, an extensive review was conducted in order to accurately gauge and assess the current obstacles being faced in this arena and the plausible reforms which can be pursued. Pakistan’s socio-economic growth and development is heavily contingent on the refurbishment and expansion of its road, railways, aviation and naval networks. Moreover, an efficient transportation network, though, allowing for seamless transit trade would magnify Pakistan’s role in the immediate region and the entire world.


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Author Biography

Vaqar Ahmed, SDPI

Economic Growth Unit,

Joint Executive Director


How to Cite
MANZOOR, Rabia et al. Reforming Trade and Transport Connectivity in Pakistan. Sukkur IBA Journal of Management and Business, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 45-65, sep. 2019. ISSN 2410-1885. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 oct. 2020. doi: