LoC Trade Announcement Likely In New York: Report

24 September 2008
The Indian Express


Islamabad: India and Pakistan are likely to announce the launch of cross-Line of Control trade after the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. The issue will be high on the agenda of talks between the two leaders in their first meeting, a media report said on Wednesday. The schedule and other details of a cross-LoC trade agreement reached between the two sides at a meeting in New Delhi this week would be reflected in a joint statement to be issued after the Zardari-Singh meeting, sources told 'The News' daily. A meeting of the joint working group on cross-LoC confidence-building measures held on Monday had finalized modalities for trade between the two parts of Kashmir.