Pakistan, Kazakhstan to further improve economic ties: President

ISLAMABAD (INP): President Dr. Arif Alvi has said there is a great potential of diversifying trade relations and entering into joint ventures in the areas of agriculture, IT, textile, energy, logistics, housing and construction between Pakistan and Kazakhstan.
Talking to Chairman of Lower House of the Kazakh Parliament Koshanov Yerlan Zhakanovich in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said the existing trade level of 219.12 million dollars needed to be substantially increased keeping in view the immense potential that existed between the two countries by building new and improving existing linkages through roads and railway networks. He said trade by Kazakhstan and other Central Asian Republics through Karachi and Gwadar is an important element of the Vision Central Asia Policy. The President said the international community should take a strong exception to the atrocities being perpetually committed by the Indian Security Forces against innocent Kashmiris who are demanding their legitimate right to self-determination as promised to them by various UNSC resolutions.
President Alvi visits HIT, briefed on technical capabilities, production activities: President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Doctor Arif Alvi on Tuesday visited Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT).
On the occasion, the President was briefed on HIT’s technical capabilities, production activities, indigenization efforts, major Research and Development (R&D) projects and recently undertaken initiatives to improve efficiency of HIT.
President Alvi visited various factories and witnessed work on ongoing projects. He took keen interest in ongoing R&D projects including Bullet Proofing and IED protection of Military Vehicles and manufacturing of tank and Artillery Gun barrels and systems.
He applauded HIT’s efforts to attain self-reliance through indigenization and acquisition of modern technologies for combat vehicles and systems.
President Alvi expressed his full confidence in capabilities of HIT and appreciated commitment of HIT to transform the organization into a modern defence production establishment so as to adequately meet the requirements of Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in line with international standards.
Earlier on arrival, Lieutenant General Syed Aamer Raza, Chairman HIT, received the President.