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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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NA continues tirades against Imran, Qadri

Aug 26 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Just like previous days the opposition and treasury benches in National Assembly repeated the same criticism and annoyance against PTI Chairman Imran Khan for using inflammatory language and demanding resignation of PM Nawaz Sharif. The lawmakers blamed Imran for hatching conspiracy against democratic system in the country and strongly rejected the repeated demand of the prime ... ...
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13 hours ago

JAH holds rally to support Nawaz

Aug 26 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

LAHORE- Jamiat Ahle Hadith (JAH) took out a rally titled Istehkam-e-Pakistan rally on Tuesday evening to express solidarity with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and condemn the sit-ins at Islamabad by Pakistan Awami Tehrik and PTI. The rally marched from Ravi Road to Lahore Press Club. The rally was led by JAH President Senator Prof Sajid Mir, Secretary ...
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Nawaz Sharif has lost all moral authority: Imran Khan

Aug 26 2014 7:13am CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD-  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan today said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should step down. He has lost all moral authority to hold this post, Khan said. Imran Khan stated, “We want people responsible for electoral malpractices to be punished. They want Constitution Avenue vacated. We're not on that road, so court’s order doesn't apply to ... ...
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1 day ago

PML-N, JUI-F rally expressES solidarity with Sharifs

Aug 25 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

RAWALPINDI- The workers and activists of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) along with trader, lawyer and students wings of PML-N held a rally on Monday to express solidarity with Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and denounce unconstitutional demands of PTI and PAT. Led by local PML-N and JUI-F leaders, including Muhammad ...
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1 day ago

ANP will support the Parliament

Aug 25 2014 7:58am CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

PESHAWAR- Awami National Party (ANP) chairman Asfandyar Wali Khan said his party is siding with the Parliament and not with Nawaz Sharif. Speaking at a press conference, Wali said that a drama was underway in Islamabad in the name of revolution and change. He said no country wants to deal with Pakistan, adding that two heads of states cancelled their visits to the country. Wali’s ... ...
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2 days ago

30-day quit call to PM non-negotiable: Imran Khan

Aug 25 2014 1:18am CDT | Source: Business Standard

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said his call for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down for a 30-day period is non-negotiable and the ball is now in the gov ...
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2 days ago

PTI chief warns of countrywide wheeljam

Aug 24 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - PTI chief Imran Khan believes that he has made ultimate compromise on his earlier demand of the PM resignation and re-elections by saying that Nawaz Sharif should step down for 30 days, and now the ball is in the government’s court. During an interaction with a select group of journalists inside his container parked at the D-Chowk, Imran Khan said, "It is ultimate compromise on ... ...
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2 days ago

Saad conveys PM’s regret on Model Town tragedy to Qadri

Aug 24 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Railways Minister Kh Saad Rafique went to Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri as an emissary of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and conveyed his message of regret on Model Town tragedy with the assurance that culprits of Model Town carnage would be brought to book. Meanwhile the focus of the political players ...
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2 days ago

Saad Rafique conveys PM’s message to Dr. Tahirul Qadri

Aug 24 2014 9:23am CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD- PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique today met chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr. Tahirul Qadri and conveyed to him Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s message. PAT President Raheeq Abbasi also accompanied Qadri in the meeting. “I arrived here to end deadlock in our dialogues. We will soon start our negotiations if God willing. Mr. Qadri has said ...
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2 days ago

Asif Zardari summons PPP and CEC moot

Aug 24 2014 7:50am CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

KARACHI- Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari has summoned PPP's Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting in Karachi on Monday. Former President Asif Ali Zardari spent a busy day on Saturday as he met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Raiwind, Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Head Sirajul Haq in Mansoora and Pakistan Muslim League (Q) leaders Chaudhr ...
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