ISLAMABAD - Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan on Tuesday said that trade talks between Pakistan and India could not resume till improvement of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Addressing a press conference here, the minister said that current trade between two countries has not been affected by the recent tension over Kashmir issue. “Pakistan will not set back from its principle stance over Kashmir issue on any cost,” he said.

He further said, “The projects under CPEC have now become visible on the ground and in the years to come, the people of Pakistan will witness a rapid development in the country due to the $46 billion mega project.”

He further said that people of Azad Kashmir had voted for PML-N for policies of brining prosperity and development. “Our government has reduced energy crisis, terrorism and inflation in the country”, he remarked.

Khan claimed that elections in AJK were the most free, fair and transparent elections in history of AJK as no serious voice was heard in this regard from any political party. He assured that the PML-N government would continue its constructive politics.

APP adds: Minister for commerce said that all apprehensions regarding the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had subsided and the government was now taking solid measures for the implementation of CPEC.