Delhi: Visiting Pakistani commerce secretary, Syed Asif Shah, has urged the
Indian business community to help in increasing bilateral economic cooperation
and said Developing political goodwill and trust were steps in the right direction
to resolve all our outstanding issues.
at a business meeting organised by FICCI, Shah said, he was confident that improved
bilateral trade would contribute toward reducing the "trust deficit between
the two countries and would be instrumental in achieving greater economic integration."
He said businessmen
from India and Pakistan can become agents of change in bilateral relations as
improving relations was a composite effort and economic ties were an important
part of it.
the new visa regime being negotiated by India and Pakistan to replace the existing
system, Pakistan''s High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik said that the visa
issue was being discussed in great detail and some proposals had been made by
Pakistan which once accepted by India would result in a "sea change in the
visa regime," even though there
might be no changes in the number of places an Indian visa holder could visit
said Pakistan provides six-month multiple entry visas to Indian businessmen.