Pakistan, India should enhance cooperation in agri sector’

Canadian High Commissioner Greg Giokas has said that Pakistan and India should enhance cooperation in the agriculture sector, a statement said.

Pakistan and India could bring revolution in the world by cooperating in the agriculture sector that will improve the living standard of the two countries and also help eliminate poverty.

Addressing members of the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (Kati), he stressed that Pakistan and India should concentrate on agri products and adoption of modern techniques, it said.He suggested that Pakistan and India could make a new block by restoring their mutual trade and diplomatic relations.

On the occasion, President All Karachi Industrial Alliance, Mian Zahid Hussain and President KATI Syed Farukh Mazhar and Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Afeef Rashid, Sardar Yasin Malik, Bashir Jan Mohammad, Rafeeq Rangoonwala, Shujaat Ali Baig attended the meeting.Mian Zahid Hussain, President All Karachi Industrial Alliance said that present government was trying to improve the relations with India.

He said that exchange of trade delegation and single country exhibition may be conducted to enhance cooperation in agriculture and industrial sectors. He further said that export of agriculture products have increased by more than 100 per cent in the last 5 years. “Agriculture trade could play important role in stability the prices and food security,” he added.

Syed Farukh Mazhar, president of Kati, said that trade between Pakistan and India was meager and steps should be taken to increase it.He said that Pakistani policy for Indian products is very elastic.

In 2000, Pakistan imported 600 items from India in which 68 items were agriculture products. Dr Ikhtiar Baig said that positive outcome had been seen for GSP Plus status to Pakistan by the European countries and mutual cooperation between Pakistan and India is very important.He also said that production of cotton is being increased in Pakistan.


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