THE EUROPEAN Commission has struck a trade deal with Pakistan that will reward its support for the west in the war in Afghanistan by scrapping EU import tariffs on Pakistani clothing exports and increasing import quotas by 15 per cent. EU ministers are expected to swiftly approve the deal, which was welcomed by EU trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy.

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