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Published Date: Dec 11, 2013

Dastagir calls for promoting trade and commerce

Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Khurram Dastagir Khan has
emphasized the need for regional connectivity to promote trade and
commerce.

He was speaking at Sustainable Development Policy
Institute’s annual Sustainable Development Conference in Islamabad on
Wednesday.

The Minister of State said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
has taken steps to promote a healthy bilateral relationship with India‚
expecting the same from New Delhi.

Speaking in the Energy and
Water Security session‚ Advisor the Prime Minister Musadik Malik said
that the national power policy was the only policy approved by all four
provinces. Experts in the panel stressed the need for member states to
jointly address energy and water based disputes and challenges in South
Asia.

Former ChairmanWAPDA Shamsul Mulk highlighted that as a
region‚ South Asia faces the triangular nexus of food‚ water and energy
insecurity. He stressed that it was imperative to focus on both‚
availability as well as affordability of energy

Indian High
Commissioner to Pakistan TCA Raghavan said that the trade for peace
agenda in South Asia requires immediate attention and should be taken
forward by establishing a connected infrastructure between member
states.