Pakistan intends to import textile machinery and equipment from China, according to the Minister for Commerce, Industries and Production, Abdul Razak Dawood.

Speaking at a meeting with a visiting Chinese trade delegation Razak Dawood said that Pakistan " also intends to extend cooperation in heavy engineering and power plants".

The two countries already enjoy cordial relations but Dawood hopes that the future visit of the Chinese premier will further strengthen ties between the countries and lead to an expansion of trade.

Pakistan is also considering several trade agreements with India to supply and maintain machinery for its expanding textile industry.