Pakistan's efforts to revive its export sector have received a big boost after some of its goods were given duty free access to the European Union (EU).
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has approved the EU's move to waive duties on 75 Pakistani products, including textiles, for two years.
The waiver was granted on humanitarian grounds after Pakistan's manufacturing was hurt by floods in the country.
The EU is one of Pakistan's biggest trading partners.
"I'm very happy. It was a long drawn out exercise, and something of a success for diplomacy," said Shahid Bashir Pakistan's ambassador to the WTO.