ISLAMABAD: A 10-member Pakistan’s trade delegation during India’s visit stressed the need for enhancing bilateral trade between India and Pakistan.
There is a lot of trade potential with Pakistan. If trade takes a front seat, automatically, other issues would get pushed to the back seat, Suhaib Farooq, leader of the visiting delegation of Jhang Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pakistan,’ said in Chandigarh, capital of Punjab state, IRNA News Agency reported.
He termed the bilateral trade to be the most promising and the most potent instrument for having better bilateral relations between the two neighbours and facilitate progress in actualising their strategic partnership for the future.
Farooq said this during an interactive session organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
“Booming bilateral trade may well be the strongest pillar of Indo-Pak rapprochement so much so that it shall not only overtake the pace of general confidence-building but also have a substantial impact on each other’s mutual perceptions,” Farooq said.
He said that there is lot of scope for trade in handicraft, textiles, surgical items, sports goods, renewable energy sector and many more.
“There should be maximum dissemination of information between the two countries that could lead to further increase in bilateral trade between the industrialists, businessmen of the two sides, with major thrust areas being education, infrastructure, food processing and energy,’ he further said.
N S Aulakh, member, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry said, with the thrust on enhancing trade between the two countries in the right direction, “We should explore the possibilities of technology transfer between the two nations.”