Trade Not Aid

Trade Not Aid

A slogan in support of fair trade. The slogan indicates a desire to buy products from developing countries instead of giving them foreign aid. Proponents of "trade not aid" believe that it represents a more sustainable, and less dependent, form of development. The slogan became popular in the late 1960s.
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The Federal Minister said that the PML-N government was promoting a revolutionary policy of Trade not Aid with the other countries, saying that this policy would be helpful in making Pakistan a self-reliant and stable economically depending upon the available national resources, besides, creating the maximum opportunities of economic and industrial stability , in this regard.
Dilating on the economic agenda of the present government, Senator Ishaq Dar said that our manifesto stipulates enhancing economic relations with other countries based on the principle of trade not aid .
Grossman argued in the longer period of time, Pakistan and the US would recognise that in areas like counter-terrorism, peace and future of Afghanistan, economic relations, especially trade not aid, good relationship with India, a strong Pakistan in the region - all those were the interests that they shared and they had to be able to act all together.
Q: How then can you describe the Clinton administration's "US Trade Not Aid Policy" espoused duting his historic visit to Africa?
Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Defence Mushahid Hussain Syed said Pakistan needs Trade not aid and Germany and other EU countries should focus more on quality education of Pakistan's youth by increasing funding and other technical assistance to the Education Sector of Pakistan.
Advisor stated that PM has made it clear on US authorities that Pakistan needs trade not aid, and few days before meeting of PAK-US energy group has held in Washington in this regard.
We have made it clear to Washington that the era of 'do more' has gone now and that we want trade not aid," The News quoted Gilani, as saying.
He said that Trade not aid was Pakistan motto, while Pakistan's participation in tripartite conference was Pakistan's strong resolve for peaceful elections in Afghanistan.
As far as fiscal cooperation is concerned, Britain has given 665 million pounds as development aid to be used over four years and we understand that Pakistan wants to build on trade not aid.
Karachi -- Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Kamran Michel said on Sunday, that the PML-Nawaz government believes in trade not aid, but for the sustainability prices GST and prices are increased for limited period.
We are going to continue with the idea of trade not aid that we have been working on for the last two years our theme for these talks is about the economic growth of the people of Pakistan," Nides said, standing along side the finance minister.
Former Advisor to Finance Ministry Dr Ashfaq Hassan Khan also appreciated President Asif Ali Zardari for raising the issue of trade not aid in the international forum.