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Pakistan, India trade talks open today

NEW DELHI: Top trade officials of Pakistan and India holding bilateral talks in Indian capital New Delhi today after a hiatus of 15 months, ARY News reported on Wedensday. 

Pakistan's Secretary of Commerce Niaz Qasim will meet his Indian counterpart S.R. Rao to open the talks. 

In the first phase of bilateral trade talks the officials will discuss softening of the visa regime for businessmen to facilitate trade  between Pakistan and India.

Pakistan's Minister of Commerce and Textile Khurram Dastagir Khan will reach New Delhi on January 16 to attend the SAARC Business Leaders Conclave. He will meet his Indian counterpart Anand Sharma on January 18, sources said. 

The Commerce Secretaries of the two South Asian countries last time met in September, 2012.

The volume of bilateral trade between the Pakistan and India for 2012-13 was recorded at $2.60 billion.




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