Tuesday, May 15, 2012 -
Tajik flag carrier Tajik Air will initiate regular flights from the Tajik capital Dushanbe to the Pakistani capital Islamabad later this month, the Tajik ambassador to Pakistan said on Monday.
“Tajik Air will operate two flights a week from June in the first place and will add Karachi and Lahore to its operation later on,” the Islamabad-based Business Reporter news agency reported Tajik Ambassador Zubaydullo Zubaydov as saying following a meeting with Pakistani trade officials.
The ambassador is confident that increasing flights to Pakistani cities will improve relations between the two states.
The country’s administration will also open a visa office in its Karachi consulate to make it easier for Pakistani businessmen to visit Tajikistan.
At the consulate will also be a showcase to introduce Tajik products to Pakistani entrepreneurs in the hopes of spurring investment in the post-Soviet state.
Tajikistan is looking to improve trade relations with Pakistan, from which it is separated by a tiny sliver of Afghan territory.