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Pakistani daily calls for improving trade with India

Dec 24 2013, 3:05am CST | by

Islamabad, Dec 24 (IANS) Pakistan and India should "agree to trade freely for their own and the region's prosperity", said a leading Pakistani daily Tuesday.

Islamabad, Dec 24 — Pakistan and India should "agree to trade freely for their own and the region's prosperity", said a leading Pakistani daily Tuesday. An editorial in the Dawn said the Nawaz...

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Pakistani daily calls for improving trade with India

Dec 24 2013, 3:05am CST | by

Islamabad, Dec 24 (IANS) Pakistan and India should "agree to trade freely for their own and the region's prosperity", said a leading Pakistani daily Tuesday.

Islamabad, Dec 24 — Pakistan and India should "agree to trade freely for their own and the region's prosperity", said a leading Pakistani daily Tuesday.

An editorial in the Dawn said the Nawaz Sharif government is believed to have decided to de-link the issue of trade relations with India from the progress on the slow-moving composite dialogue between the two countries.

"The decision, if implemented, should significantly boost bilateral trade that has increased from $1.8 billion to $2.6 billion since the resumption of commerce secretary-level talks in April 2011."

An important measure that Pakistan plans to take is to increase the number of items that can be traded through the Wagah-Attari land route from the present 137 to 500. "It represents a major move towards complete normalisation of bilateral trade," said the daily.

It noted that the two countries have made a lot of progress on trade normalisation in the last three years.

"Yet a number of issues and impediments created by both sides continue to impede the free flow of goods across the border. If Pakistan, for example, is dragging its feet on allowing the free movement of goods via the only land route and resisting containerisation of trade, India is not ready to lower the quality standard barriers that restrict our exports."

"The two neighbours have also yet to allow free vehicular movement to help business cut costs and delivery time. This is despite the desire of businessmen on both sides for a free-trade regime," it said.

The daily went on to say that the dismantling of many an impediment in recent years promises a bright future for business and trade relations between the two largest South Asian economies.

"It may take some time but both countries will finally have to accommodate each other's concerns and agree to trade freely for their own and the region's prosperity. The good news is that the political leadership on both sides realises this..."

The Dawn said: "The recent visits of (Punjab) Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and prime ministerial adviser Sartaj Aziz to India also focused on improving trade ties with India. Once we are able to pull down the barriers impeding the free flow of trade, progress on other bilateral issues will follow."

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Slogans of “go Nawaz go” during PM’s visit causes AC to face demotion

Sep 22 2014 12:43pm CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

Hyderabad Town- AC Kot Momin has been demoted to OSD due to the bad administration and slogans of ‘go Nawaz go’ during the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. A few days earlier Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited flood affected areas, at the arrival of PM people chanted slogans of go Nawaz go, investigation is underway and transfers of more officers is ...
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Nazir criticises PM for putting Kashmir issue on backburner

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ISLAMABAD - Lord Nazir Ahmed, member of the British House of Lords, criticising the Kashmir policy of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the government has virtually put the issue on the backburner. In a press conference here on Sunday Lord Nazir, who also hails from Azad Kashmir, said that Premier Sharif should have raised the Kashmir issue at inter ...
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Cases against PM are not closed: NAB

Sep 21 2014 5:25am CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD- NAB categorically refutes such reporting as patently incorrect, baseless and without any substance. NAB wishes to assert that till date not even a single case against the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members has been closed. A news item appearing in a section of print as well as electronic media has reported that Pri ...
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Nawaz influenced NAB to close cases, claims Qadri

Sep 20 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr Tahirul Qadri on Saturday accused Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of using influence to get closed corruption cases registered against him in National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Qadri said that 143 corruption cases against Prime Minister Sharif have been closed so far, adding all this was made possible by appointing a blue-eyed as ...
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Nawaz influenced NAB to close cases, claims Qadri

Sep 20 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr Tahirul Qadri on Saturday accused Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of using influence to get closed corruption cases registered against him in National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Qadri said that 143 corruption cases against Prime Minister Sharif have been closed so far, add ...
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2 DSPs transferred following incident of chanting slogans against PM

Sep 20 2014 7:27am CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

HYDERABAD TOWN- Area officer and 2 DSPs have been transferred following the mismanagement and chanting of slogans of “Go, Nawaz go” by the people on the eve of Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif visit to Sial More (Kot Momin). The investigations are underway and reshuffling of more officers is likely to take place. IG Punjab has issued orders for transfer of DSP Kot Momin Raza . ...
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Nawaz Sharif and Shiekh Hasina to meet on UN Peacekeeping

Sep 20 2014 3:12am CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

Washington- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina would attend a meeting next week on UN Peacekeeping convened by US Vice President Joe Biden, the White House said. On September 26, Biden has convened a summit on UN peacekeeping to underscore the international community’s commitment to strengthening peacekeeping to address contempor ...
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PM Nawaz to take his cabinet in confidence on Monday

Sep 20 2014 3:06am CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

Islamabad- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has convened meeting of the Federal Cabinet at the PM House on Monday.   According to Media Reports, PM will take all the cabinet members in confidence on his forthcoming visit to the US to attend the UN session. They sources said that the prime minister will take the cabinet members into confidence about the ...
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PM reviews Sindh flood levels

Sep 19 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

SUKKUR - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived here Friday for a one-day visit to review and get firsthand information about the flood position in Sindh. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, provincial ministers, PML-N leaders, including MNA Marvi Memon, Saleem Zia and top officials welcomed the prime minister at Sukkur Airport. The prime m ...
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