SAARC countries should boost trade: Hossain


ISLAMABAD – Bangladesh High Commissioner to Pakistan Suhrab Hossain has said that SAARC countries should look to boost trade by eliminating barriers to eradicate poverty.
He said that Pakistan can achieve its export target of $24.86 billion for the next fiscal year by focusing on regional markets.
Talking to a delegation, led by FPCCI chairman, he said that enhanced interaction between officials and businessmen of the two countries will prove beneficial for both countries.
Pakistan can supply engineering goods including sugar and cement plants, industrial equipment, ships, automobiles, small aircrafts, machine tools, domestic appliances and defence equipment to regional countries, he said.
“Pakistan needs to improve its’ law and order situation,” said Hossain. However, he said that situation in Pakistan is not as bad as pictured by foreign media.
Suhrab Hossain stated that Pakistan has good educational institutions that can benefit his country in a great way.
The High Commissioner invited FPCCI delegation to visit Bangladesh along with business leaders Tariq Sayyed, Iftikhar Malik and FPCCI President Ghulam Ali to explore business opportunities and meet president, prime minister, commerce minister and businesspersons.