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There is gradual and significant improvement in economic and trade relations between Pakistan and India: Salman Bashir

Islamabad, November 17, 2012 (PPI-OT): Pakistan High Commissioner in India has said that there is gradual and significant improvement in the economic and trade relations between Pakistan and India although Pakistan’s view and stance on certain political issues are quite clear.

He added that Pakistan’s participation in India International Trade Fair 2012 is a welcome step which reveals that Pakistan’s business community is all set to avail all trade and business opportunities with India. This, he stated while inaugurating Pakistani Pavilion at 32 nd Indian Internal Trade Fair (IITF) 2012 being held from 14th to 27 November, 2012 at Paragati Maidan, New Delhi. Haji Fazal Kadir Khan Sherani, President FPCCI; Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed Dhingra; Iqbal Dawood Pakwala; Mr. Azhar Majeed Sheikh, Begum Salma Ahmed Vice Presidents FPCCI; Nasiruddin Sheikh, Chairman FPCCI Standing Committee on Exhibition; Naeem Ahmed, Pakistan’s Trade Commissioner in India etc were also present on the Occasion.

Salman Bashir disclosed that more than 176 Pakistani stalls have been established in the Fair which is the highest and appreciated FPCCI efforts for extending cooperation in this respect. He said that the IITF has provided an opportunity to Pakistani entrepreneurs to explore joint venture opportunities with their Indian counterparts. He informed that Pakistani’s foreign policy is to keep cordial and peaceful relations with all the countries, particularly its neighboring countries.

Haji Fazal Kadir Khan Sherani, President of FPCCI on this occasion said Pakistani’s cottage are small industrial and home textile products are in big demand throughout the world including India. He also expressed his gratitude and thanked to Indian Trade Promotion Department issuing visas expeditiously to the Pakistani participants and delegates.

He urged to establish bank branches in both the countries and simplify/liberalize visa issuance policy to facilitate exchange of business delegation and promotion of trade and industry. Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed Dhingra, Vice President FPCCI appreciated Indian government for extending full support and cooperation to the Pakistani delegates.

For more information, contact:
Syed Masood Alam Rizvi
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Shahra-e-Firdousi,
Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: 0092-21-35873691, 93-94
Fax: +9221 3587 4332
Email: info@fpcci.com.pk
URL: www.fpcci.com.pk

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