Pakistan proposed to initiate talks on PTA with Afghanistan, Senate informed




Pakistan has proposed to initiate negotiations on Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with Afghanistan.

Speaking in the Senate on Wednesday, Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir said that a draft text of PTA had been shared with Afghanistan through diplomatic channels. The Afghan side is expected to convey its response this month.

Dastgir said the government had taken a series of steps to enhance bilateral trade with the neighbouring Afghanistan. He said that Joint Business Council comprising leading businessmen from both sides had been established to increase business interaction.