India, Pakistan to ease visa rules for businessmen
India-Pakistan visa rules to be eased
Trade talks begin; Pakistan asks India for 'trust and faith'
The latest initiative comes just ahead of the inauguration of the integrated check post at Attari-Wagah border on Friday. The move will help raise the number of trucks crossing the border to about 600 from the current 150, thus acting as a huge boost to bilateral trade.
Islamabad has already agreed to a time-frame for granting Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India. This happened during Commerce Minister Anand Sharma's visit to Pakistan in February this year. India had granted the MFN status to Pakistan in 1996. Nearly 6,000 items can now be imported into Pakistan from India as against less than 2,000 items earlier.