RAWALPINDI - Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Mian Humayun Parvez has emphasized on the need to improve the regional trade between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajkistan.

He said this in a statement after attending a seminar titled, ‘Strengthening Regional Trade: Between the SAARC and the Central Asian Regions’ in Peshawar, informed RCCI spokesman on Monday.

RCCI president said that there were numerous business opportunities for investors and traders in the region. He said that Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) was very vital to improve the trade relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan and with effective measures and proactive approach our trade volume could be increased. Referring to Central Asia-South Asia (CASA) 1,000, President RCCI said that this project is in tangible phase and an agile and speedy effort is required to complete it in a timely fashion. This would further boost the economic ties between Pakistan and Central Asian states and Afghanistan.

The RCCI delegation attending the seminar included senior vice president Saqib Rafiq, member executive committee, Malik Asim Mahmood and Khurshid Barlas. The seminar was organized by Economic Freedom Network Pakistan in collaboration with Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF), a Germany-based organization.