Omar to bat for reopening Jammu-Sialkot route

Press Trust of India Jammu | Updated on November 08, 2012 Published on November 08, 2012

The Jammu and Kashmir Government will recommend reopening the Jammu-Sialkot route to the Centre to give a fillip to people-to-people contact and enhance trade between India and Pakistan.

“I will recommend opening of Jammu-Sialkot route for travel and trade to the Central Government so that it takes up the issue with Pakistan to initiate yet another important confidence building measure,” Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said here on Thursday.

While issues of opening of other routes and trade points across the Line of Control figure in the priority list, we will advocate opening of Jammu-Sialkot travel and trade point, he said.

Omar said the banking facilities for LoC trade and enhancing the list of tradable items have already been taken up with the Union Government.

These are the issues to be mutually agreed by the two countries, Omar said and expressed hope that the relations between the two neighbours will improve further.

Published on November 08, 2012
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