India-Pakistan Business / PAK Minister Hina Rabbani, who is facing economic crisis, said, 'Trade with India is not possible at the moment'

Zoom News : Jun 15, 2023, 01:18 PM
India-Pakistan Relations: Pakistan's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar has said that her country would welcome the resumption of trade with India but she does not see any possibility of this due to cold relations with the Modi government. Khar has said this in an interview given to Politico. Khar said she was a supporter of opening up trade as a means of restoring relations between the two countries, but found it impossible to work with a Hindu nationalist administration in New Delhi that supported 'India divided between Hindus and Muslims'. is based on dividing.

Pakistan is facing economic crisis

This statement of Khar has come at a time when Pakistan is facing a huge economic crisis and it can benefit a lot from better trade relations with India as the current business is being done on a very small scale. Business is being done on a very small scale.

Earlier, India's Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel said that India-Pakistan trade reached only $1.35 billion between April and December 2022, while it was $87 billion with China.

'I don't think there is room to do anything'

On the question of resuming business, Khar said, “I don't think there is any scope to do anything with a very aggressive government.” He said, “Particular party and particular people who are in power feel that the problem It is not in their interest to solve the problem, rather they want to instigate the problem.

Nevertheless, Khar said Islamabad was ready to resume talks if India changed its tone. "Tomorrow if they decide to become politicians and seek a legacy of peace, they will find in Pakistan not only an enthusiastic partner but a very enthusiastic partner," he said.