Pakistan, India fail to develop consensus on opening trade gate


Both India and Pakistan could not develop consensus on opening dedicated trade gate at Wahga border.
Neither Pakistani authorities, nor the Indian government issued directions yet, Profit, learnt on Saturday. Speaking to media at The India Show, Federal Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim also indicated that the opening of dedicated trade gate at Wagha Border was not yet cleared, as construction work was underway.
It is worth mentioning here that the soft opening of dedicated trade gate at Wagha border for bilateral trade between India and Pakistan was scheduled on Monday, February 13, 2012. Indian Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, along with a delegation of 100 CEOs of top Indian companies, has also been scheduled to visit Pakistan on February 13. Earlier, it was planned that both commerce ministers would grace the historic event, but now it had been delayed as both sides were not prepared.