Dar for enhanced Afghan trade

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Mian Arshad

Islamabad—Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Tuesday, called for initiating proposals regarding increasing Afghan investment in Pakistan and promoting bilateral trade.
In a meeting with Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan Syed Ibrar Hussain, Finance Minister hoped that bilateral economic and trade relations between the two brotherly countries will further strengthen The Ambassador briefed the Minister about situation in Afghanistan and discussed prospects of Afghan investment in Pakistan. He explained the trade scenario with Afghanistan and suggested measures for increase in bilateral trade.
In a separate meeting with a delegation of K Electric led by Head of Abraaj Asia Omar Lodhi, Finance Minister welcomed the participation of new investors and expressed his support and cooperation to all efforts aimed at providing better services to the people of Karachi.
The Finance Minister was briefed about the planned investment by Shanghai Electric in the company. He was further informed that the new investment would strengthen the distribution network and result in improvement in the electricity transmission and generation infrastructure in Karachi.
Earlier in another meeting with Chairman, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Air Marshal Arshad Malik, Finance Minister appreciated the role of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex in economic development of the country and expressed his satisfaction that Pakistan Aeronautical Complex was producing high quality products.
The Chairman briefed the Minister about matters related to Pakistan Aeronautical Complex as well as the interest taken by some countries to buy products from Pakistan Aeronautical Complex.

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