PR No. 87 Pak-Afghan Chamber of Commerce & Industries, APTPMA delegation calls on …..Miftah Ismail Islamabad: January 11, 2018
A joint delegation
of Pak-Afghan Chamber of Commerce & 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 & 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
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.