Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Afghanistan remains the second largest export market for Pakistan

  By MIRWAIS ADEEL - 21 Apr 2013, 9:48 pm Khaama Press
Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan, Mohammad Sadiq on Sunday emphasized on Afghanistan peace as one of the top priority of Islamabad’s foreign policy.

While speaking during a seminar titled “Pak-Afghan relations in the changing world scenario” Mr. Sadiq said reconciliation among all ethnic groups and stakeholders in the war-affected country is the only solution for restoration of peace in the region.

Mohammad Sadiq quoted by Pakistan’s Dawn News said, official trade volume between Pakistan and Afghanistan is about $2 billion while the unofficial trade volume is about $5 billion thus making Afghanistan the second largest importer of Pakistani goods after United States.

Mr. Sadiq also added that thirty thousand Afghan students have graduated from Pakistani universities besides 2000 Afghan students were granted scholarships by the Pakistani universities.

According to Mohammad Sadiq, about 30 per cent of the human resource running the affairs in Afghanistan has graduated from Pakistani universities.

He said the government of Pakistan is considering a number of educational and infrastructural projects for Afghanistan besides the newly-built Liaquat Ali Khan Engineering University built in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan.

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