In March, Pakistan had moved to a negative list regime for trade from the so positive list regime. This has opened Pakistani market for about 7,000 Indian goods against about 2,000 earlier.
The neighbouring country has said that it would remove the negative list, which contains 1,209 items, by December end -- technically which would mean grant of Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India.
"Earlier only 18% tariff lines were tradeable. It got reversed and now 82% of the total tariff lines are tradeable," he said.
Last week, Pakistani commerce minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim had spoken to Sharma on telephone on the issue.
"Fahim made a telephonic call to me to discuss this matter reaffirming Pakistan's commitment to move towards dismantling of the negative list altogether," he said.
He said that commerce secretaries of both the sides are in regular dialogue.
Sharma said dismantling of negative list in the WTO terminology means grant of MFN status.
The bilateral trade between the countries stood at about $2 billion 2011-12.