Historic Pakistan Business Delegation Headed To India Today

Karachi: After a lapse of over 30 years, Pakistan’s Minister for Commerce, is leading a 70-member business delegation to India, left for Mumabi today on the invitation of Indian Commerce Minister Mr. Anand Sharma. Delegation includes 28 exportable sectors to India like Textiles, Cement, Agro Food, Plastics, Petroleum, Engineering, Leather etc.

Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), which is leading government agency in organizing this delegation, in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Pakistan High Commission in India, have arranged more than 250 B2B meetings in Mumbai and New Delhi. Besides, 2 Business Conclaves will be held in Mumbai and New Delhi.

Mr. Zafar Mahmood, Secretary Commerce and Mr. Tariq Puri, Chief Executive TDAP are accompanying Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Senior Federal Minister for Commerce, besides leading business leaders.

Currently, Pakistan’s exports to India stand at US$300 million, while the imports from India are at US$1.5 billion. The trade delegation hopes to highlight to the Indian government and business, the numerous non-tariff barriers which are impeding trade growth between the two countries.

Moreover, this visit is an attempt by Pakistan, to create an atmosphere of goodwill and trust, which is expected to strengthen the Composite Dialogue taking place between the two countries.

For more information, contact:
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan
5th Floor, Block A, Finance and Trade Centre, Shahrah-e-Faisal,
Karachi 75200
PABX: 92-21- 9206487-90
UAN: 92-21-111-444-111
Email: tdap@tdap.gov.pk
Website: www.tdap.gov.pk