ISLAMABAD (APP) - Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance and Economic Affairs, Shaukat Tarin here on Sunday underscored the need for doing trade with India for economic benefit of Pakistan. Talking to a TV channel, he said that Pakistan should do trade with India as its big market. He denied the perceptions that trade with India being a big country will harm Pakistani economy. "We have to stand on our feet, if we are good in what we are doing we have ready-made market in neighbouring countries of 2.3 billion people." he remarked. He said Pakistan should focus on enhancing economic activities with neighbouring countries, as current trade volume was not satisfactory. Tarin added that Pakistan's trade volume was only US $ 10b with its neighbouring countries out of total trade of US $60 billion. The advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance also underscored the importance of chalking out China specific trade strategy and setting up China specific economic zone inside the country for the promotion of trade and investments between the two countries. He said increased trade services and goods with neighbours would bring more investment for the socio economic prosperity of the country. He said all economic indicators were indicting that the country's economy was improving and stressed the need of consolidated efforts to meet challenges being faced by the country. He said that the country's economy was on the right track, inflation had decreased, current account deficit reduced, liquidity returned to banks, floor on stock markets lifted, fiscal deficit decreased as compared of six months of last fiscal year. To a question, he said inflation decreased by 4.5pc in last two months and would be decreased rapidly in coming months due to pragmatic policies of the govt. He said interest rate would come down when inflation dipped below. To a question he said Central back would take decision regarding the decreasing interest. However, he said interest rate would decrease with decrease of inflation. He was of the view that high interest rate is also not good for the growth of the economy. To a question he said borrowing from the SBP has also been reduced to Rs 204 billion from Rs 258b in the last six months. He said improvement in law and order situation and over coming energy crisis were necessary to restore confidence of foreign investors and over all economic growth of the country. He said "We have to move forward step by step approach, We are moving to stabilization, but still many challenges were ahead", he said. He regretted previous government neglected the agriculture sector, but he said present government is supporting agriculture sector by giving them direct benefits at par with the international level. He said wheat support price had been increased to Rs950 from Rs625 per 40 kgs and the government would ensure the announced price at any cost to benefit the farmers. To another question he said the government would provide assistance to poor household through Benazir Income Support Programme. To a question he expressed his resolve to make Pakistan in accordance with the dream of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal.