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Zardari urges UK to help Pakistan access EU markets

Zardari urges UK to help Pakistan access EU markets

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday urged British Cabinet Minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi to use her influence for setting up opportunity zones in the conflict-hit areas and pleading Pakistan’s case for enhanced and preferential trade access to the markets of European Union countries for put the country’s economy back on track.
Talking to Warsi, who called on him at the President’s House, Zardari said it would help addressing the issues of poverty and unemployment

Pakistani businessmen urged to explore international markets

GUJRANWALA – Brunei Darussalam High Commissioner Abdul Jalil Ahmad has said that Pakistani products are the best in quality with the lowest prices in the world. He said this while visiting the “Made in Pakistan Industrial Exhibition” at Gujranwala Business Centre the other day. He said Pakistani businessmen should explore international markets and hold industrial exhibitions abroad.
Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) former president Nawaz Ahmad Bajwa, Abdul

Pakistan calls for greater access to German markets

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Sunday asked Germany for greater market access to Pakistan, which he said would create jobs in the country confronting grave economic problems.
Talking to Dr Guido Westerwelle, Deputy Chancellor/Foreign Minister of Germany, Prime Minister Gilani underlined the need for greater market access to Pakistan, particularly in the militancy-affected areas and which Gilani said would deny extremists the opportunities to exploit the present

Pakistani wheat traders weigh markets for export

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani wheat traders are looking at Middle Eastern countries, as well as Bangladesh and Malaysia as possible destinations, after the government lifted a three-year ban on exports because of market surplus.
Pakistan, Asia’s third-largest wheat producer, in August deferred earlier plans to export two million tonnes of surplus wheat after summer floods washed away at least 725,000 tonnes of the grain and raised concerns about the next crop.
The government said

FM urges US to open its markets to Pakistani goods

WASHINGTON
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday urged the United States to open its markets to Pakistani goods for supporting Pakistan’s economic recovery and sustained development.
“We need trade, not just aid,” he told a distinguished gathering at Brookings Institute, a Washington-based think-tank, as the US-Pakistan strategic dialogue enters its second day. “We do not seek dependency, we seek economic viability,” the foreign minister said in a wide-ranging

Assassinations affect markets

KARACHI: Assassinations in Karachi penetrated the major commercial hubs of the financial capital of Pakistan on Tuesday.
Sher Shah, where the most tragic assassination took place, is Asia’s largest market for second-hand machinery, spare parts and scrap. The killing of 12 innocent people in this market has dealt a heavy blow to business activity in the region.
All the shops were shut down soon after the killings as the shopkeepers took off to take part in the rescue work.

Fresh strategy being developed to target EU markets

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Commerce has convened a meeting of important industrialists on Thursday to formulate a strategy on how to derive the greatest benefit from the European Union’s (EU) waiver of approximately $ 900 million of tarrifs in 75 Pakistan product categories.
The Minister for Commerce, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, will chair the meeting on Thursday in Karachi. Meanwhile, Secretary Commerce Zafar Mehmood and newly appointed Chief Executive of Trade Development Authority

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