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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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Outgoing DG ISI pays farewell call on PM

Nov 5 2014 4:31am CST | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

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Maulana Tariq Jameel invites PM to attend Tableeghi congregation

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Oil rates cut, wheat support price to boost farming: PM

Nov 2 2014 1:00pm CST | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the timely decision of increase in the support price of wheat to Rs 1300 per 40 kg, slapping of 20 per cent of regulatory duty on import of wheat and decrease in the petroleum prices, particularly in the price of diesel, would reap huge dividends to farmers. In a statement issued here on Sunday, the Prime Mini ...
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Imran optimistic about PM’s resignation

Nov 2 2014 1:00pm CST | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan again reiterated his will not to end sit-in in Islamabad without the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. In an interview, Imran Khan said Nawaz Sharif has to go either on November 30 or December 30. He also said that he had achieved his objectives and that the protests created polit ...
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PM guaranteed probe over attack on Maulana Fazal ur Rehman: Akram Durani

Nov 2 2014 8:43am CST | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

Islamabad- Federal Minister for Housing and Development Akram Durani has said that, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif assured to probe into attack on Maulana and to arrest culprits as soon as possible. Akram Khan Durani while speaking to sources today said that, central core committee meeting of JUI-F was held few days earlier and it was decided to meet Prime Minister Na ...
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Imran Khan optimistic about PM’s resignation

Nov 2 2014 5:27am CST | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

Islamabad- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan again reiterated his will not to end sit-ins in Islamabad without the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. In an interview with British Broadcasting, Imran Khan said Nawaz Sharif has to go either on November 30 or December 30. He also said that he had achieved his objectives an ...
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JUI-F complains to PM against ‘arrogant’ Nisar

Nov 1 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - JUI-F ministers expressed their party's reservations over the interior minister's indifference toward the suicide attack on their party chief Fazlur Rehman to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here on Saturday. Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl ministers Akram Durrani and Abdul Ghafoor Haideri held meeting with prime minister at PM House. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was also present during ...
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Corruption causing electricity overbilling: TIP

Nov 1 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

LAHORE - Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) in a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday has claimed that electricity bills of the domestic consumers could be reduced by 50 percent if corruption and corrupt practices in IPPs, distribution companies and Wapda are checked. In Friday’s Cabinet meeting the Prime Minister wasn’t happy with the report ...
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Recruitment policy for federal services unveiled

Nov 1 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: The Nation - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - In what seems to be the government’s charm offensive against its opponents, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed Establishment Division to issue recruitment policy for federal services days after ban on appointments was lifted. Complying with the PM's directives, the Establishment Division issued recruitment policy for autonomous bodies including corporations, ministries, ... ...
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