ISLAMABAD: In view of increasingly strained relations between Pakistan and India, the Aalishaan Pakistan exhibition has been called off.
The exhibition was meant to promote bilateral trade between the two countries and bring buyers and sellers together on one platform.
The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) has been focusing on increasing regional trade for which the third edition of the exhibition was planned in Sep/Oct 2016, especially after the success of similar exhibitions held earlier in 2012 and 2014.
India-Afghanistan trade through Pakistan
“In view of the strained ties between the two countries, which are beyond TDAP’s control, the event planned for 2016 has been called off,” said a TDAP release. For the two countries bilateral trade amounted to Rs206 billion during July-May of the last fiscal year, of which Rs42 billion was exported by Pakistan and Rs162 billion by India.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 24th, 2016.
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