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News Clips 07 April, 2014



[ Pakistan HC opens expo in Delhi ]
[ Made in Pakistan Show Opens in India ]

Pakistan HC opens expo in Delhi   [ top ]

The News, April 06, 2014
Pakistan HC opens expo in DelhiKARACHI: The Pakistani High Commissioner Salman Basheer inaugurated the Made in Pakistanexpo in New Delhi on Saturday, expressing his optimism about India receiving MFM status in trade with Pakistan, according to a press release issued by the Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association. I can assure you that the MFN (Most-Favoured Nation) issue in trade with India will soon be resolved, he said in his remarks on the occasion.

Pakistan sought better trade relations with India as much as New Delhi wanted more bilateral trade, Basheer told a large gathering of exhibitors, officials, visitors and the media attending the expo, which is billed as a “festival of friendship.

The Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association press release reported the Secretary in Pakistan’s Ministry of Textile Industries, Rukhsana Shah, as saying that NDMA (non-discriminative market access) was essential for a boost in trade between Pakistan and India.

The Association’s chairman, Arshad Aziz, said that as well as boosting bilateral trade, the two countries should make greater efforts to boost their shares in the global textile market.

There are 75 stalls of various products in the exhibition, including those of Gul Ahmed Textiles, Ittehad Textiles, Al-Karam Textiles and Orient Textiles. Rizwan Moazzam is among the Pakistani designers displaying their creations. 

Made in Pakistan Show Opens in India   [ top ]

DAWN, April 06, 2014
KARACHI: Abdul Basit Khan, Pakistans High Commissioner in India has said that closer trade relations can bridge gap between the two neighbouring countries.

He assured that issues related to grant of MFN status to India will be resolved as soon as there is two-way understanding on level-playing field to business community of both the countries.

The Pakistani envoy was addressing to a gathering of exhibitors, officials and media on the occasion of inauguration of ‘Made in Pakistan show being currently held in Mumbai by Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association.

According to a message received here, the Pakistani High Commissioner said that a population of over 400 to 500 million people is living below poverty line in the region and we have to combat with this menace.

Rukhsana Shah, Secretary, Ministry of Textile Industries, said that it was imperative to boost bilateral trade between the two countries.

She said that NDMA (non-discriminative market access) is necessary for enhancing bilateral trade.