Trade-with-India argument

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After long term reliance on USA, now Pakistan has to open up itself to other countries as well, especially neighboring counties. Pakistan already enjoys FTA with China and India shall not be ignored. The main argument against MFN status to India is that Pakistani local industry will suffer; however, this is not the case. Due to MFN, Pakistan’s competitiveness in agricultural goods will increase and it will be able to compete with Indian goods. Trade is the solution to many problems between countries, which should be considered because only trade can resolve conflicts between India and Pakistan. We cannot afford long term enmity with India.

Wahab Khan Khattak
peshawar

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