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Trade links with neighbouring countries can strengthen economy: Dastgir

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Commerce and Textile Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that improving trade links with Afghanistan, India and Iran would strengthen economy, adding that Gwader Port project would link Pakistan with other countries through trade. He said that the government after coming into power had to face many challenges, adding that all out measures are being made ... Read More »

Textile Ministry rejects gas suspension plan

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Commerce and Textile has strongly refused to accept the projected suspension of gas to textile sector during winter 2013-14, saying that such a situation might result in a loss of $3 billion export earnings in the next three months, sources said. Officials of the Commerce and Textile Ministry were quoted as saying, “If the existing gas requirements ... Read More »

Dastgir given portfolio of Commerce Minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has changed the portfolio of Minister of State Khurram Dastagir Khan by taking away the portfolio of Privatisation from him. According to a notification, Dastagir has been appointed Minister of State for Commerce and Textiles. The portfolio of Privatisation is now vacant. In addition to his current portfolio, Dastagir also heads the National Assembly’s Standing ... Read More »

Achieving high economic growth is govt’s top priority: Commerce Minister

KARACHI: Federal Minister of State for Commerce and Textile Industry Khurram Dastgir Khan said that achieving high economic growth through fresh investment is the top priority of the government.   The Minister said that economic growth and increasing foreign trade were two cornerstones of the government, stressing that these achievements would help in job creation. He said, “Over the years, ... Read More »

Fate of Textile Ministry hangs in balance

Karachi:  The value-added textile sector has shown its sheer concern over the indifferent attitude of the government for not appointing Commerce Minister even after passing more than two months. The Acting Chairman Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) Irfan Ali said it’s really surprising that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has yet to name Commerce Minister or decide the ... Read More »