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Saarc members to approve SAFTA

The Post, Pakistan

Saarc members to approve SAFTA

Our Correspondent

12 April 2008

SIALKOT: All the eight Saarc member countries would approve the inclusion of Services Sector in the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) during the coming schedule meeting of SAARC in June 2008. The SAARC countries signed SAFTA in 2006 which is now being expanded to the services sector also in June 2008.

SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Tariq Saeed disclosed this while talking to the newsmen here on Friday.

He said that it was high time for SAARC countries to get the maximum trade related benefits of the SAFTA. He said that now SAARC was moving towards the right direction of the economical stability, adding, earlier SAARC could not take off due to the constrained relations between India and Pakistan, which were the two ma