|Friday, 2 August 2002|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Pakistan with Lanka 'all the way'- Musharraf
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf yesterday said that his country
was cementing ties with Sri Lanka by enhancing economic ties while
standing by this country to protect its sovereignty and territorial
FTA will lead to regional trading bloc - Ravi K.
by Ravi Ladduwahetty
The Free Trade Agreement signed between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will
give far reaching powers to both countries and will lead to the creation
of a regional trading bloc similar to the North American Free Trade
Agreement and the European Union, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister
Ravi Karunanayake told the Daily News yesterday.
Finance Minister K.N. Choksy yesterday urged the public not to be
misled by the attempts of the Opposition to belittle the Government's
efforts to bring down the cost of living by trying to create a negative
picture about the newly introduced Value Added Tax.