Pakistan Afghanistan economic commission meets in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The Pak- Afghan economic commission meeting was held in Islamabad. It was the 10th meeting of Pak- Afghan economic commission. Matters related to security and trade were discussed. The finance minister Ishaq Dar chaired the joint meeting of economic commission. While addressing the meeting Ishaq vowed to increase the volume of bilateral trade at $ 5 billion till 2017. Pakistan wants to establish strong relations for the betterment of both countries. Ishaq added. He urged the commission to implement the decision on fast track. Prosperity is equally important for both the countries. Both countries need to take effective steps to create mutual understanding for cordial relationships. Issues related to rail and road projects, visa and linkage of Peshawar and Chaman to Afghan cities of Jalalabad and Kandahar were also discussed in the meeting. The visas should be issued to businessmen without any hurdle because it is necessary to promote trade between both counties; Dar stated.