Dar wants early resumption of Indo-Pak talks
07 October, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Sunday that Pakistan wanted good relations with India and early resumption of composite dialogue process to address the issues.
"The government wants an early beginning of the composite dialogue process so that progress on all issues can be made between the two countries," Dar said while talking to Indian High Commissioner Dr TC Raghavan, who called on him in Islamabad.
The finance minister termed the recent meeting between prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Manmohan Singh "good". The Indian high commissioner said that there was a very good appreciation in India of Nawaz Sharif's views on Indo-Pak relations and a large number of people in both the countries wanted better ties.
Raghavan said that although the volume of trade between the two countries was sizeable, there was a great potential that needed to be tapped. The trend of shopping by Indians visiting Pakistan reflected that there was a high demand of Pakistani goods in India, he added.
Raghavan hoped that the relaxation in visa restrictions for businesspersons of the two countries would help increase trade.