Wednesday, 02 May 2012 09:56
NEW DELHI: Pakistan and India are channelling their efforts into increasing trade in the hope that business can bring them together.
31-year old Karachi food trader Kashif Gul Memom is among those eager to seize the opportunities offered by easier links between the estranged neighbours.
"This is a change for the good. It's an exciting time," said Memom.
"My generation of business people is putting the past behind us. We're looking to the future, India is such a huge market for us," Memom told AFP while at the largest ever Pakistani trade fair held in India.
The improved relations between two countries stem from Pakistan's decision to grant India "Most Favoured Nation (MFN)" status by year end, meaning Indian exports will be treated the same as those from other nations.
In further progress, the neighbours opened a second trading gate in April along their heavily militarised border, boosting the number of trucks able to cross ...