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25-member Pak delegation to leave for India on 6th

August 4, 2014



A 25-member delegation from Pakistan will leave for India on August 6 to attend the 4th meeting of India-Pakistan Joint Forum (IPJF) scheduled to be held in New Delhi on August 7-8.

Syed Yawar Ali Shah co-chairman IPJF (Pakistan side) will lead the delegation, Noor Muhmmad Kasuri a member of the forum told reporter here on Sunday.

The delegation will be comprising of members of the forum and head of concerned task forces, including Noman Dar President HBL-member banking and Finance, Noor Muhmmad Kasuri member petroleum and gas sector, Bashir Ali Muhammad Chairman Gul Ahmed textile-member textile, Abdur Razzaq Dawood Chairman Descon-member Engineering Sector, Sikandar Mustafa Chairman Millat Group of Companies.

India Pak Joint business forum co-chairman (Indian Side) Sunil Kant Munjal, members of the forum and officials from ministry of commerce and external affairs will represent India in the meeting.

The forum will discuss ways and means to further improve and enhance trade between both the countries.

Implementation on recommendations of task forces, removal of non tariff barriers and visa related issues will also come under discussion.

The Forum was constituted by the governments of both the countries in 2013 by including members from private and public sectors of both the countries with a view to take practical steps for advancing their trade relations.

First meeting of the forum was held in Islamabad in June 2013 and second in October 2013 in New Delhi and 3rd in February 2014 in Lahore.


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Source: Balochistan Times (Pakistan)


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