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Trade liberalisation: Pakistan to allow import of Indian agricultural goods

By Zafar ISLAMABAD, November 2, 2012: As part of the government’s confidence-building measures with New Delhi, Islamabad is set to allow the use of land transportation to import agricultural goods from India, a move that would likely boost trade in food between the two countries and is vehemently opposed by farmers’ lobbies in Pakistan. The federal cabinet has already decided to grant most-favoured nation status to India, which simply means that Pakistan will not discriminate…

Impressive agriculture output despite hardship: Hafeez tells ADB president

October 15, 2012: Finance Min-ister, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said the government''s prudent agriculture policy has enabled the country to raise its agriculture products, despite facing a series of natural calamities. In a meeting with Haruhiko Kuroda, President of Asian Development Bank here Sunday, the minister said, "We have surplus wheat, sugar and cotton crop due to the wise policies of the democratic government and it will contribute to the well-being of the people in rural areas".…

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