Lahore, Feb 21: Pakistan, which is going through financial crisis, has admitted that now it is in dire need of trade with India.
Abdul Razak Dawood, adviser on commerce, textile industry and production and investment to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, has said that trade with India is the need of the hour.
Dawood said that it is beneficial for both the countries. Earlier, Pakistan had said that it will not start trade with India till Article 370 is restored in Kashmir.
This statement of Imran’s adviser comes at a time when the Pakistan PM is visiting Russia for the first time after several decades where he is to hold talks with Putin on non-pipeline. Dawood said, “As far as the commerce ministry is concerned, we believe that there should be trade with India. I am of the opinion that we should have a dialogue with India and it should be started now.’ Imran Khan’s advisor said, ‘Trade with India is very beneficial for all, especially for Pakistan. And I support it.’