Dialogue may be suspended, but bi-lateral trade on track: Pakistan's Commerce Minister Dastgir on Indo-pak trade relations

Karachi: Pakistan's trade with India is on track despite "suspension" of bilateral dialogue, Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir has said.

Dastgir was talking to the media here on Thursday after attending the Texpo Pakistan exhibition, which was attended by around 400 foreign delegates. "Suspension of dialogue with India did not suggest an end to bilateral trade," Dawn newspaper quoted Dastgir as saying.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

He said that Pakistan intended to hold a single-country exhibition in India. The minister said the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) has changed its focus from holding general exhibitions to single segment of products.

He said there was a shift in commercial strategy as more importance was being given to regional countries, including Central Asian states, Afghanistan, Iran and Sri Lanka. For achieving the export strategy target of USD 35 billion, the government has posted trained commercial counsellors in potential markets, he said.

Updated Date: Apr 08, 2016 17:09 PM

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