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‘High time to increase trade with India’

‘High time to increase trade with India’

By our correspondent LAHORE: Pakistan and India have tremendous trade potential and it is high time that the two countries should enhance trade, said Ibrahim Qureshi, president of the Business Forum...
Businesses seek Pakistan-India investment treaty

Businesses seek Pakistan-India investment treaty

By Mansoor Ahmad and Munawar Hasan LAHORE: A bilateral investment treaty between India and Pakistan should be finalized to fully facilitate two-way flow of foreign direct investment, said Rahul...
Hum sab ko aman ki asha hai, says Hina Rabbani Khar

Hum sab ko aman ki asha hai, says Hina Rabbani Khar

By Asha Rai LAHORE: Can fast-tracking trade relations between India and Pakistan and accelerating economic ties without simultaneously trying to resolve long-standing political disputes , work? The...
India likely to open more doors to Pakistan for better ties

India likely to open more doors to Pakistan for better ties

LAHORE: India is willing to look at more land border transit points with Pakistan and opening new border crossings at places like Munnabao in Rajasthan is a possibility , Sharat Sabharwal,...
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade allows the neighbours to work as common market

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade allows the neighbours to work as common market

LAHORE: If there is political will, India and Pakistan can start trading with each other as a common market without in any way infringing on their respective trading relationships with other...
Ringside view

Ringside view

Visa Power If there was a theme that dominated the first day of the Indo-Pak business conference, was the four-letter word: visa. Speakers from both sides of the border were at pain to point out that...
Home secretaries to meet on May 24 in Islamabad, likely to ink visa agreement

Home secretaries to meet on May 24 in Islamabad, likely to ink visa agreement

NEW DELHI: Home secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan will take place in Islamabad on May 24-25 when the two sides are likely to sign a liberalized visa agreement. The Indian delegation...
VIEWPOINT…A Pakistani in India

VIEWPOINT…A Pakistani in India

By Babar Ayaz Last December, while processing the plethora of forms a Pakistani visitor has to submit in spite of having a valid visa, an immigration officer at the newly refurbished Indira Gandhi...
Pakistan to phase out negative list if NTBs removed

Pakistan to phase out negative list if NTBs removed

By Mansoor Ahmad and Munawar Hasan LAHORE: Pakistan has linked the phasing out of its negative list by December 2012 with the removal of non-tariff barriers (NTB) by India. “Pakistani cabinet...
Kashmir dispute must be resolved: Imran

Kashmir dispute must be resolved: Imran

Says strong leadership vital for peace with India; people-to-people contacts not enough, powerful political governments required to break political impasse; calls for parity in trade with India;...