jump to navigation

INDO-PAKISTAN BORDER TRADE October 2, 2007

Posted by wmmbb in South Asia.
trackback

The Guardian reports a story of hope. It is not so much globalization as increased volume of direct trade between two coterminous countries separated by an imperial-drawn border since their foundation offers hope of both peace and greater prosperity for India and Pakistan.

ashwinder-singh-first-to-cross-at-wagah.jpg

Ashwinder Singh drives the first truck across in Punjab border. (Source: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA )

For the first time in sixty years since partition trucks are now crossing the Indian-Pakistan border carrying a limited range of produce and restricted by distance, but it is a start. Cross border trade was conducted by coolies, so some of the trucks were stoned. The drivers are identified as either “Indian Driver” or “Pakistan Driver”.

Most of the $(US) 1 Billion trade between India and Pakistan is redirected through Dubai, and the expectation is that this amount could increase ten-fold. Of course, in this progress there are losers – the porters – as well as winners.

Advertisements

Comments»

1. Pakistan » Blog Archives » India succumbs to US pressure, misses meet on Iran pipeline: - October 2, 2007

[…] INDO-PAKISTAN BORDER TRADEIt is not so much globalization as increased volume of direct trade between two coterminous countries separated by an imperial-drawn border since their foundation offers hope of both peace and greater prosperity for India and Pakistan. … […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: