Punjab traders want better India-Pakistan relations

July 28th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI  

By Sawinder Singh

Amritsar, July 28 (ANI): Traders in Punjab are keen that relations between India and Pakistan improve which would give a spurt to the import and export of goods.

They want bilateral trade should be encouraged and one of the possible ways could be opening of visa centres by the two countries in the Amritsar city.

Some of these businessmen say that Pakistani businessmen should be able to visit the city frequently.

Vipin Kumar, a trader in Amritsar who is importing the cement and rock

salt hopes that the dialogue process with Pakistan would continue immensely.

“Such talks strengthen the relations which further help the trade to flourish’, he said.

According to V.K. Mahajan, Assistant Commissioner of Customs, there has been 11 per cent increase in the revenue of the Customs from the import-export business between India and Pakistan in comparison to the last year.

“The environment is becoming friendly which is good for the trade and

business between the two countries’, said Mahajan.


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