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Pak traders urge govt to open Hussainiwala border with India

Traders in Pakistan have urged the chief minister of (Pakistani) Punjab to push for the opening of the Hussainiwala border with India.

india Updated: Jan 07, 2004 17:42 IST

Traders in Pakistan have urged the chief minister of (Pakistani) Punjab to push for the opening of the Hussainiwala border with India.

"The trading community of Punjab in Pakistan is pressurising Chief Minister of West Punjab, who hails from Kasur situated near Hussainiwala border, to take up the issue with Musharraf so that the Pakistan Presidnet could take up the issue during Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's visit to Lahore," International Bhai Mardana Yadgari Society President Harpal Singh Bhullar said in Moga on Sunday.

"These feelings were conveyed to me by Rana Aijaz Ahmed, advisor of Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Kasuri, over phone," he told reporters here.

Bhullar said he had received a letter from the chief of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Asma Jahangir, to take up the issue of release of Punjabi youth now languishing in different jails there.

"I have sent all details of youth to Jahangir and hope that she will take up the issue with the Pakistan authorities for their release," he added.

First Published: Jan 07, 2004 17:42 IST