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'India, Pak should revive trade links across border'

The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad truck service will remove alientation among people of Jammu and Kashmir, state minister Dilawar Mir says.

business Updated: Aug 02, 2007 21:21 IST

India and Pakistan should revive trade links across the International Border without any further delay, a Jammu and Kashmir minister said.

India and Pakistan should start trade across the border (in J&K) without further delay, state Tourism Minister Mohammad Dilawar Mir said addressing a public gathering at Kupwara on Wednesday.

The truck service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad would go a long way to remove the sense of economic siege and subjugation among the people of the state, he said.

The minister said revival of trade and tourism ties across the Line of Control (LoC) would be most effective and a far reaching confidence building measure to remove alienation and cynicism among the people of the state.

The two countries have agreed in principle to start trade across the LoC in the state, but are yet to finalise the modalities for allowing the movement of goods from one side to another.