Pakistan intends to promote trade with Afghanistan: Miftah


ISLAMABAD Jan 12 (TNS): Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance, Dr. Miftah Ismail has said Pakistan wants to promote trade with Afghanistan.

He was talking to a joint delegation of Pak-Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries and All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association led by Zubair Motiwala in Islamabad.

Miftah Ismail said that the government is ready to review the trade matter with Afghanistan in consultation with all the stakeholders with a view to find a solution, favourable for bilateral trade.

On the occasion, the members of Pak-Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries apprised the Advisor of the difficulties being faced due to regulatory duty on different types of fruit being imported from Afghanistan.

They requested for easing out the duty regime saying the gesture would have positive impact on overall bilateral trade.

Miftah Ismail assured the representatives of all possible support to resolve their problems.

Meanwhile, World Bank Country Director, Patchamouthou Illangovan also called on Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance and discussed with him ongoing and future World Bank funded projects and programmes.