Govt to review matters for Pak-Afghan trade promotion

Govt to review matters for Pak-Afghan trade promotion

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance, Dr. Miftah Ismail said Thursday that the government wanted to promote trade with Afghanistan and was ready to review the matter in consultation with all the stakeholders, with a view to find a solution, favourable for bilateral trade.

The advisor was talking to a joint delegation of Pak-Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (PACCI) and All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association (APTPMA) led by Zubair Motiwala.

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

He said that the issues were already under active consideration of the government and appropriate decisions would be taken soon.

The members of PACCI apprised the Adviser 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.

Representatives of the APTPMA on the occasion discussed with the adviser the matters concerning smooth provision of LNG to textile processing units on rates at par with other areas of the country.

They also discussed matters regarding sales tax refunds.