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News from Pakistan (28-12-2002)

  • Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan on Friday signed the much-awaited oil and gas pipeline framework agreement, giving final nod to go ahead with the project which would provide first outlet to the hydrocarbon-rich Central Asian Republics.

  • The government is likely to reduce flour prices to provide relief to the masses on the directives of Prime Minister.

  • Commerce Minister has directed the Export Promotion Bureau to provide professional assistance to exporters to meet the challenges of new World Trade Organization regime.

  • Pakistan agree to cooperate with Afghanistan in re-establishing centres of information and media in that country.

  • The Federal Government has exempted from customs duty on the import of buses in Completely Knocked Down (CKD) condition, whether CNG or diesel, through the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority.

  • Leader of Iranian Trade Delegation said that he would take up with the Iranian Government the issue of mobilizing aviation and shipping lines between the two countries to help promote bilateral trade.

  • Minister for Commerce said that the Government is making efforts to change its policies towards a growth-related policy and to build investor confidence.

  • Present elected government is fully committed to extend necessary support and financial assistance for high priority areas.

  • The CBR has given duty drawback facility to the exporters of BOPP films from December 24, 2002.

(Iqbal Ahmad Khan)
Director (PA/IF)



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