Government under visionary leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is all set to expand, further strengthen trade ties with Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics: Minister for Commerce

Islamabad, April 02, 2015 (PPI-OT): The government is looking towards ASEAN and CARs in a bid to open up new avenues for trade enhancement. This was stated by Minister for Commerce, Engr. Khurram Dastagir Khan in a meeting with Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary, United Nations ESCAP.

The Minister further added that the last year’s economic performance , conclusion of Pak-US Business Opportunities Conference, successful Trade Policy Review by WTO, stable rating by Moody’s International clearly depict that economic policies of the present government are taking us nearer to our goals day by day.

The Minister further added that regional integration and trade liberalization is the norm of the day. The present government under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif is all set to expand and further strengthen trade ties with Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics. The recent commitment of both the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan has injected a new hope that CASA-1000 and TAPI projects would materialize soon, bringing further economic prosperity and trade integration in the region.

The Minister reiterated that the time has come to penetrate into ASEAN markets as well. Dr. Shamshad Akhtar appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Commerce and offered her full support for endeavours related to sustainable development, trade and investment, social development and disaster risk reduction.

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