|PIBC welcomes PM's statement on ties with India
Sunday, 01 July 2012 19:16:47
PIBC welcomes PM's statement on ties with India
LAHORE, July 1 (APP): Pak-India Business Council (PIBC)
has welcomed a statement of new Prime Minister Raja
Pervaiz Ashraf for improving relations with India.
PIBC Chairman Noor Muhammad Kasuri in a press statement
on Sunday said that close relations between both
countries would have a far-reaching impact on economies of both
countries and people would benefit from it.
The PPP-led coalition government since its inception
has made substantial progress on improvement in trade and
political ties between both countries for which PIBC is
thankful to the government, he added.
He said that India could play an important role in resolving
the energy crisis in Pakistan. The Indian private sector
has indicated at providing 500mw power to Pakistan,
Kasuri said, adding the India public sector can also provide
as much power to Pakistan.
He praised the support of India for Pakistan in getting
market access to the European Union. He said that
positive contribution of Ministers Makhdoom Amin Fahim
and Anand Sharma deserved to be admired.
He urged top leaders of both countries to
visit each other and improve interaction and create a
congenial atmosphere to bring both neighbouring states
closer to each other.
The PIBC also urged the Indian foreign minister to announce
the schedule of his visit to Pakistan which he had postponed due
to domestic engagements. Kasuri said that PIBC was organizing an international trade conference and Rajasthan Expo in October
and several trade and commerce bodies from both countries
The event will provide an incredible opportunity of
interaction to business communities across the border, he