News ID: 236449
Published: 0402 GMT December 25, 2018

Minister: Pakistan envisages broader Iran trade ties

Minister: Pakistan envisages broader Iran trade ties

Efforts are underway to forge strong trade relations with Iran, especially in the banking and financial sectors, said Pakistani finance minister.

According to Fars News Agency, Asad Umar added, "Economic and trade policies are being formulated to ensure development of agriculture and industrial sectors in the country, aiming at provide maximum job opportunities for the youth."

Umar said that Balochistan is the largest province in the country where central and provincial governments would work together for uplifting the agriculture sector.

"There are vast opportunities for investment in Balochistan and rest of the country in agriculture, minerals and Halal food in accordance with international demands," he added.

He said this while talking to members of Balochistan Chamber of Commerce regarding difficulties in trade issues during a meeting in the southwestern city of Quetta.

Umar further said directive was issued for the completion of a report within 30 days to promote trade activities between Iran and Pakistan.

The minister added economic and trade policies are being formulated to ensure development of agriculture and industrial sectors in the country, aiming to provide maximum job opportunities to the youth.

The federal minister said the next phase under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would be the establishment of industries and the government would try to ensure the inclusion of chambers of commerce in that phase.

The minister said double standard in international trade should be eliminated, adding, "We would try to build strong trade relations with all the countries of the region including Iran."

Umar said the government wanted to establish such a system in the country where all the complications being faced by the business community could be eliminated and they could be facilitated more.

He said the government was introducing a comprehensive plan to end smuggling which would improve the security situation in respective areas of the state.

Smuggling would end after installing a fence at Pak-Afghan border, he added.

   
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