Calling for easing bilateral trade through the road and rail routes, entrepreneurs from both India and Pakistan demanded that a ‘common business park’ be established at the integrated check-post (ICP) at the Wagah border where members of the business communities of the two countries can showcase their products, conduct brief meetings and strike trade deals.
“No visa should be required for such meetings and identity proof should be sufficient”, said a resolution passed at a joint meeting of various chambers of commerce and industry of the two countries held here on Sunday.
The meeting was held during the ongoing PHD-Punjab International Trade Expo (PHD-PITEX)-2014. The meeting was attended by representatives of PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Lahore, Sargodha and Gujranwala with their counterparts from India.
Several issues were discussed for smooth bilateral trade between India and Pakistan, especially through Wagah land route as well as Attari railway route. In the 9th edition of PITEX it was observed that despite a lot of efforts by chambers from the two countries, nothing concrete could come out from both sides and trade is facing lot of problems for a smooth bilateral trade.