President for greater int’l trade support for Pakistan

Highlighting the economic situation of the country, President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday emphasized upon the need for greater international support by way of facilitating trade at this critical time.

“We have prioritized trade, not aid, to overcome our financial difficulties, the President said.

“We need preferential market access to support our economy from the adverse impacts of ongoing struggle against militancy and to rehabilitate and reconstruct damaged infrastructure due to devastating floods,” he added.

The President was talking to a US Congressional delegation comprising: Senator Robert Corker, Senator Bernard Sanders, Senator Christopher Coons and Senator Joseph Manchin, which called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Saturday.

Matters relating to Pak-US bilateral relations, war against militancy, Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (ROZs) and security situation in the region came under discussion during the meeting.

The President urged the visiting delegation to use its influence to secure enhanced market access and more trade for Pakistan.