Bangladesh cricket team ready to play in Pakistan: HC

LARKANA: Bangladesh cricket team is ready to play cricket series in Pakistan for which security is no issue, but this decision is to be taken by International Cricket Council.

This was stated by Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh Noor Halal Saif-ur-Rahman while talking to reporters after his visit to Larkana Chamber of Commerce & Industry here on Saturday. He disclosed that Bangladesh women cricket team will visit Pakistan next week, which will also play a series here. He said that old trade relations exist between his country and Pakistan which will further be strengthened.

He said that a delegation of Pakistani businessmen and entrepreneurs will also visit Bangladesh soon to further strengthen import and export business between the two countries. He revealed that since last 12 years, rice import from other countries stand banned in Bangladesh because we have become self-sufficient in rice production.

He said: “We give more preference to other things including fruit from neighbouring countries which cost us less. Cotton and garments are imported from Pakistan because it is near and these products have better quality.” The BD Higher Commissioner further said that Pakistani businessmen had take keen interest in Bangladesh’s textile industry where they were investing. Traditional Sindh’s Ajrak, Cap and shield were presented to the distinguished guest by Aslam Shaikh, President LCCI. Hafiz Suleman Shaikh, Haji Anwar Ali, Assad Tunio and other traders were also present on the occasion.