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‘Pakistan trying to allay Indian concerns on EU concessions’

KARACHI – The Commerce secretary Zafar Mehmood has said that government was trying hard to alleviate concerns of India and other countries over concessions granted by European Union (EU) to Pakistan. He said this while talking to media men here on Monday after his meeting with office bearers of Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries Pakistan (FCCIP).
“During the meeting held earlier in Geneva, India had voiced its reservations over the concessions given by EU to Pakistan and we are trying our best to remove them”, he underlined. Apprehensions of Pakistani traders would be discussed with the Indian commerce secretary on his arrival in Pakistan, besides exchange of views on proposals put forth by the FCCIP, he said. Responding to a question, he said that it was responsibility of officials deployed on land routes to stem live stock smuggling.
No proposal was underway to export meat from Pakistan, he pointed out. Speaking on the occasion, SM Munir said that the trade balance was in favour of India due to an imposition of non tariff barriers by New Delhi. Indian exports to Pakistan stand at $2.5 billion, while Pakistani exports to India stand at a meager $450 million, he maintained.

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