Senate body recommends study before signing FTAs

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce and Textile has recommended to conduct a thorough study as to what are Pakistan’s requirements from the FTAs, which countries fulfil our requirements best and then sign FTAs with those countries. Members of the Committee were of the view that whenever those in position of making policy decisions are in consultations with foreign delegations on the matters of exports and imports all commitments should be based on informed opinions and they should not give statements off the cuff and should give consideration to consulting the stakeholders first.