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Bihar's first Indo-Pak trade, food fest kicks off in Patna

Aiming to boost cultural and business bilateral ties, an Indo-Pak trade and food festival opened here on oday for first time, showcasing the ethnic and culinary diversities of the two countries.

Insulate economics from politics to boost Indo-Pak trade: Swamy

Pakistan needs to make up its mind between "South Asian DNA or West Asian family" to tap the potential for multi-fold growth in its trade with India, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said on Tuesday.

'Pakistan, India moving towards trade liberalisation'

Pakistan may grant non- discriminatory market access status to India and the two countries are moving towards sealing a deal to liberalise trade, Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has said.

`Indo-Pak trade has increased despite border tensions`

Trade between India and Pakistan has been continuously rising despite recurring border tensions but is yet to tap its estimated potential of USD 12 billion, according to a study compiled by the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

'Pak may soon grant MFN status to India'

Pakistani industry on Friday expressed hope that Islamabad would soon grant the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India as the formalities on the matter have already been completed.

India, Pak to discuss fresh timeline for trade liberalisation

Minister for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman will meet her Pakistani counterpart Khurram Dastgir Khan for the first time next month to discuss a fresh roadmap for removing bottlenecks in liberalisation of bilateral trade.

Traders want LS candidates to take up Indo-Pak trade issues

City-based traders have urged the Lok Sabha candidates contesting from here to take up issues related to Indo-Pak trade as economy of Amritsar region depends on it.

Pak committed to normalise trade ties with India: IMF

Pakistan is committed to normalise trade ties with India in a period of three years as part of its economic reform agenda, a top IMF official said on Friday.

Pak to strike trade deal with new govt in India: Rashid

Pakistan on Friday said it will strike a liberalized trade deal with India only after a new government takes over following the Lok Sabha elections.

Pakistan seeks level playing field for exports to India

Pakistan Thursday sought "meaningful market access" and a level playing field for its exports to India, saying "all stakeholders" had been taken into confidence on the need for better bilateral trade relations.

100-member FICCI delegation to go to Pakistan Friday

A 100-member delegation of the Federation of FICCI will leave for Pakistan via the Attari-Wagah border Friday to participate in the "India Show`.

Pakistan puts onus on India for cancellation of Anand Sharma`s visit

Pakistan on Thursday said failure to provide clarity on certain issues raised by it regarding bilateral trade led to the cancellation of Anand Sharma`s visit to Lahore.

India-Pak business forum to discuss trade framework

Business representatives of India and Pakistan will discuss setting up a trade dispute-related framework, covering transshipments of goods at border points and non-tariff barriers, at its next meeting in Lahore.

MFN status will be given to India: Pakistan

Pakistan has assured the International Monetary Fund (IMF) of granting the most favoured nation (MFN) status to India.

MFN status to India not on table for the time being: Pak FM

The remarks came within days of World Bank saying in a report that Pakistan will benefit from granting the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India.

Weakening rupee hits imports from Pakistan

Weakening rupee against US dollar has cast its shadow on imports from Pakistan through the Attari-Wagah land route as importers claimed downfall of 30-35 percent in volume of import of commodities from neighbouring country because of sharp currency fluctuations.

India, Pak trade should be in rupees not in dollars: JCCI

Trade between India and Pakistan should be done in rupees and not in US dollars in order to boost the commerce between the countries, a member of a Pakistani chamber said Wednesday.

Pak should implement roadmap for better ties: Indian envoy

Pakistan should fully implement the roadmap for normalising economic cooperation with India, including granting it the Most Favoured Nation-status, Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal has said.

New govt in Pak to help boost India-Pak eco relation: Assocham

The chamber said as per its report, the bilateral trade between India and Pakistan would touch over USD 12 billion by 2015 if Pakistan accords India with the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status.

Pak says decisions to improve ties with India in coming weeks

Underlining the importance of normalisation of trade with India, Pakistan Wednesday said more decisions will be taken in "coming weeks and months" to improve trade ties but did not say when it will grant the much delayed Most Favoured National (MFN) status.