Pak-Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries, APTPMA delegation calls on Miftah Ismail

Islamabad, January 11, 2018 (PPI-OT):A joint delegation of Pak-Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries and All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association (APTPMA) led by Mr. Zubair Motiwala called on Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Dr. Miftah Ismail here Thursday. Members of the Pak-Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries apprised the Adviser of the difficulties being faced due to regulatory duty on different types of fruit being imported from Afghanistan. They requested for easing out the duty regime saying the gesture would have positive impact on overall bilateral trade.

Adviser Finance said that the government wishes to promote trade with Afghanistan and will review the matter in consultation with all the stakeholders, with a view to finding a solution, favourable for bilateral trade. Representatives of the APTPMA on the occasion discussed with the adviser matters concerning smooth provision of LNG to textile processing units on rates at par with other areas of the country. They also discussed matters regarding sales tax refunds. Adviser Miftah Ismail assured the APTPMA representatives all possible support to resolve their problems. He said that the issues are already under active consideration of the government and appropriate decisions will be taken soon.

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