'Pak inks MoU for transit of Indian goods to Afghan'

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  1. RPK

    RPK Indyakudimahan Senior Member

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    Lahore, Oct 1 (PTI) Pakistan has signed a memorandum of understanding to provide transit facilities to India for its trade with Afghanistan, Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim has said.

    Formalities in this regard will be finalised though Pakistan will ensure that its national interests are protected, said Fahim, a top leader of the ruling Pakistan People?s Party.

    The MoU was signed following a request from the Indian government to the effect that road and rail transit facilities should be provided for its trade with Afghanistan, Fahim told reporters here yesterday.

    Till now Pakistan has been reluctant to to allow New Delhi to use its land routes for trade with Kabul as many have claimed that such a facility would only benefit India.

    The government is trying to gain access for Pakistani products to markets in European Union countries and the US, he said.


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    Good News But GOI keep check on blackmailing by GOP
     
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  3. Goodperson

    Goodperson Regular Member

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    No use for India it still has to take Iran route.
     
  4. Sabir

    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    Very soon we are going to see some dirty politics in it. "Pakistan's interest" clause is included in it. It can cover anything if the wants and transport can be stopped on baseless grounds.
     
  5. Rage

    Rage DFI TEAM Stars and Ambassadors

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    I like the sound of that. This provides us land access to Central Asia, and an alternative logistics route to Afghanistan in the event that war breaks out with Iran (the gods forbid, for they have been our steadfast ally for long).


    My commendations to the puppet government of Pakistan for acquiescing to this, our most reasonable request.


    Any word on how the road and rail transit facilities will be protected? Perhaps we can have a few undercover operatives of the RAW or commandos of the CISF guarding those installations.


    Pak sar zameen shadbad....whatever.
     
  6. tiger usa

    tiger usa New Member

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    Keep dreaming dude this will never happen.
     
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    amitkriit Senior Member Senior Member

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    Did Pakistan finally see the light at the end of tunnel? If yes this is a good begining for Pak-India relations. More peace and less rattling will help both countries grow together, and build a better future for our people.

    Pakistan providing India transit to Afghanistan may not be significant economically, but it is an important step in bringing down tension between the two countries. China must be most worried as it will mean more access for India to Central-Asia.
     
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    Agree with you , amitkritt , the value of the MoU , hidden in bringing down tension and prosperity of the sub continent and peace , friendship between two countries, however whether it may be successful, that answer may lie in future, may we can hope for best.

    Regards
     
  9. Rage

    Rage DFI TEAM Stars and Ambassadors

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    Ughhhh?...'Dude', did you not also say that before the U.S. started drone-bombing your country?
     
  10. Rage

    Rage DFI TEAM Stars and Ambassadors

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    Hm....smells like team spirit.


    Afghan trucks to India allowed to pass through Pakistan

    The Hindu Business Line : Afghan trucks to India allowed to pass through Pakistan
     

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