India formally allows foreign investment from Pakistan
DHAKA: The Indian government on Wednesday formally allowed foreign direct investment (FDI) from Pakistan.
This was the latest in a series of confidence building measures to build trust between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
Pakistani citizens and companies will be allowed to invest in all sectors apart from defence, space and atomic energy, a government statement said, , reports The Jerusalem Post.
The move to allow FDI from Pakistan had been announced by India’s trade minister earlier this year.
India and Pakistan have fought three wars since they broke from British colonial rule in 1947.
Both sides have implemented measures to improve trade and business ties, as they slowly rebuild relations that were shattered by the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
BDST: 1951 HRS, AUG 1, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor