Federal Minister for Commerce Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan says work on Strategic Trade Policy Framework will be completed by the end of this year.

He was addressing a meeting of senior officials of Commerce Ministry in Islamabad on Thursday.

Secretary Commerce Younus Dagha while briefing the meeting said that work on e-commerce framework and law for geographical indication is being completed on fast track basis.

Commerce Minister was also told that steps have been taken to boost trade and as a result bilateral trade between Pakistan and Iran has crossed 1 billion dollar mark.

Khurram Dastgir Khan directed to launch Pakistan branding campaign, ensure inauguration of Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development building, and Free Trade Agreements especially with Thailand and Turkey by the end of this year.

He emphasized the need to ensure reimbursement of tax refunds and payments under Prime Minister package to boost exporters' confidence.

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