ISLAMABAD-Adviser to Prime Minister of Pakistan for Commerce and Investment on Friday said that the Ministry of Commerce will begin engagement with all the stakeholders on the items to be placed in the proposed Pakistan-Afghanistan, Perennial Trade Agreement (PTA). “We are looking at engineering, pharmaceutical, cement, building materials, fruits and vegetables for enhancing the trade liberalization between both of the countries,” the advisor said in his official twitter account. “I request all the stakeholders to be prepared for discussions through video link.” he said. He informed that the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between Pakistan and Afghanistan will be finalized by the end of January, 2021. The Advisor hoped that Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) will also to be signed in last week of January, 2021 and investment-related matters between the two countries would also be resolved in the light of recent bilateral dialogue between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Kabul. Razak Dawood said the government will hold extensive meetings with all stakeholders in the coming days. The advisor said that during the recent visit to Afghanistan for bilateral trade negotiation for the conclusion of PTA and on Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA), he held an extensive round of discussions with the concerned officials in Afghanistan and one–o-one meeting with the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani in Kabul. Pakistan and Afghanistan have initiated the discussions on bilateral trade, APTTA and PTA and investment-related matters between the two countries, he said.