New Trade Links

Southasia - - BRIEFINGS -

Afterthe suc­cess­ful es­tab­lish­ment of the in­te­grated check­post at the At­tari-Wa­gah bor­der, politi­cians in the In­dian Pun­jab fo­cused their cam­paign on thaw­ing Indo-Pak ties and the prospects of de­vel­op­ing trade through rail and bus be­tween the two coun­tries. Sunil Jakhar, a Congress can­di­date from the Pun­jab con­stituency of Ferozpur, promised the farmer com­mu­nity “a broad-gauge freight ser­vice to Pak­istan”. Speak­ing at a gath­er­ing, Jhakar said, "We will open the gates to Pak­istan. We will restart the train ser­vice here."

Iron­i­cally, while some BJP lead­ers kept spit­ting venom against Pak­istan in their elec­tion speeches in other parts of In­dia, Sher Singh Ghubaya, the joint can­di­date of the BJP and Shi­ro­mani Akali Dal in the Ferozpur con­stituency, took a dif­fer­ent stance. "Modi has brought new hopes for busi­ness­men in Gu­jarat. Like he took his state's port to a new level, we will en­sure that he helps us forge links with the Karachi Port," he re­port­edly said in a rally.

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