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PR No.216 COMMERCE MINISTER BRIEFS EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARIANS ON IMPROVEMENTS IN TRADE REGIME OF PAKISTAN Islamabad: January 24, 2017.

The Federal Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan held meetings with senior officials of European Commission and members of European Parliament here today and apprised them of various steps being taken by the government of Pakistan to improve conditions of productions in Pakistan. He informed them about Pakistan’s achievements in terms of improving law and order and human rights situation in the country.

Mr. Khurram Dastgir Khan held meetings with EU Commissioner for Trade Ms. Cecilia Malmstrom, Deputy Secretary General for Global and Economic Affairs, EEAS Mr. Cristian Leffler. He also met with MEP Jean Lambert, Chair of the South Asia Delegation and addressed members of the Delegation.

The Minister was of the view that focus of Pakistan has shifted towards strengthening its economy through trade rather than aid.  He accentuated correlation of economic progress with peace and stability of any country and said that economic and social indicators were on the rise in Pakistan.

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