ISLAMABAD: Parliament member Muhammad Ijazul Haq has said that the establishment of a common chamber of commerce between Pakistan and Iran has boosted trade between the two neighbouring countries. During his meeting with the members of Mashhad Chamber of Commerce and Trade Union, he said currently both the states have jointly invested around $3 million and this amount is likely expected to jump up to $5 million in the wake of the current flow of trade, IRNA reported. The Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline will further strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries, he added. On the occasion, Mushhad Trade Chamber Vice president Mohsin Khawari Hashmi has said that an uncertain law and order situation in addition to smuggling are the main hurdles in the way of trade between the two countries.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 8th, 2016.