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Pakistan keen to increase trade with Iran: Khurram Dastagir

ISLAMABAD: Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir said that Pakistan is keen to increase trade with Iran and is working to remove hurdles in this regard, ARY News reported.

While chairing a high level meeting of Pakistan Commerce Ministry last night, Khurram Dastagir said Pakistan putting sincere effort to boost trade with Iran and every possible step would be taken to remove the bottlenecks.

The Minister further said that it is the incumbent government's top priority to promote trade with neighbouring countries.

"Iran is Pakistan important neighbouring country and dialogue would be held at every level so that trade ties could be restored and promoted", he added.

Khurram Dastagir said the trade volume of India and Turkey with Iran was far more than Pakistan and the government would leave no stone unturned to get access to Irani market.

A Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) was inked between Pakistan and Iran on September 1, 2006. However, no remarkable increase was witnessed in trade between the two countries.

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