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Pakistan industry body says it might suspend trade, business ties with India

The Federa­tion of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Abdul Rauf Alam said that Pakistan had no compulsions of any sort to continue business and trade relations with India under the current hostile conditions.

india Updated: Oct 28, 2016 13:14 IST
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A map of Kashmir showing the de facto Line of Control and the location of Uri where a military base was attacked following which relations between India and Pakistan have gone sour. - AFP / AFP / AFP(AFP photo)

With relations between India and Pakistan touchingnew lows, a Pakistan trade body has announced that it would consider suspending trade with its neighbour if the current hostile situation between the two nations did not improve soon.

According to a Dawn onlinereport, The Federa­tion of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Abdul Rauf Alam on Thursday said that Pakistan had no compulsions of any sort to continue business and trade relations with India under the current hostile conditions.

The entire Pakistani business community, he said, was united to take any decision and given the tense situation in the region, it was not possible to continue trade relations with India.

He pointed out the role of the Saarc Chamber of Com­m­erce and Industry and said that it left them with no choice but to promote trade relations with ECO and D-8 countries.

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First Published: Oct 28, 2016 12:20 IST