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aware of Pak industrialist problems: Alan Larson
ISLAMABAD Oct 21 (NNI):
United States Under Secretary for
Economic Affairs Alan Larson has said that his government was aware of the
problems of Pakistani Industrialist’s which they are facing due to US
strikes in Afghanistan against terrorism.
He was talking to the country’s leading Industrialists and exporters to
USA who were invited by Federal Minister for Commerce and Trade Abdul
Razak Dawood, in the Ministry of Commerce here Sunday.
Mr. Razak Dawood apprised Mr. Larson about the serious negative impacts of
cancellation of orders on Pakistan’s economy and urged him to ask his
government for decrease in tariffs and enhancement of quotas. He also
requested Mr. Larson to communicate a message to the US importers/buyers
that all Pakistani production units were running in well usual and hoped
that their orders will not be disrupted or re-located.
The business elite also gave their views at the this meeting by
highlighting the matter of unemployment due to reduction in US orders and
economy recession due to slow down and war risk in assurances.
Mr. Alan Larson assured the exporters that the US well continues trade
continue with Pakistan and a good package for boosting Pakistani exports,
encompassing reduction in tariff and increase in quota will be proposed by
his government. He further assured that Pakistan will continue to enjoy
the status of trade partner and an important alloy to US in fighting
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