Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries and Production Abdul Razak Dawood has said Pakistan cannot ignore neighbouring country Iran.
He emphasised that Pakistan must do trade with Iran which would benefit both the states.
In an interview, he said, Pakistan understands the problems which Iran is going through. Pakistan fully aware and hope that good sense will prevail and that we can get out of the difficulties.
Particularly, they would discuss how to improve trade through barter.
Answering a question, the adviser said they were excepting a visit of Iran’s minister for industry and commerce to Pakistan.
He said that during that visit, both countries would discuss all aspects of trade. He said that particularly they would discuss how to improve trade through barter.
Abdul Razak Dawood cited that Pak-Iran Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) which the two countries signed in 2006.
However, he lamented ineffective PTA but also vowed the two sides were trying to make it effective.
He said it in interest of both countries to increase trade.
Head of Iran-Pakistan parliamentary friendship group Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani said Iran’s minister for industry and commerce will visit Pakistan next month.