Briefs - May 2005

• A two-member Chinese delegation of stone and marble merchants arrived in Karachi, Pakistan, in late March to finalize a deal to buy granite and marble products with the All Pakistan Marble Industries Association (APMIA). Asia Pulse also reported that Sanaullah Khan, chairman, hoped that Pakistan and China would establish a free-trade area to boost cooperation, including excavation of granite and marble quarries in Pakistan.