Islamabad, December 13, 2012 (PPI-OT): Acting President Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari has confirmed Pakistan’s ratification of three Agreements i.e. Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters Agreement, Bilateral Cooperation Agreement on Mutual Recognition between The Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the Agreement on Redressal of Trade Grievances between India and Pakistan that were signed during the 7th Round of Pakistan and India Commerce Secretaries’ Level Talks held on September 20-21, 2012 at Islamabad.
The Acting President has also confirmed ratification of MoU on Cultural Cooperation between Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) which was signed on 8th September 2012 during the Indian External Affairs Minister’s visit to Pakistan.
The Cabinet of Pakistan had accorded its approval to ratification of these Protocols on 31 October 2012.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a Summary requested the Prime Minister to forward the Instruments of Ratification for President’s approval and affixation of his green seal. Accordingly, acting upon the advice of the Prime Minister, the Acting President confirmed the ratification of three agreements and one MoU by affixing his seal.
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