Chandigarh: Appreciating the efforts to boost the bilateral trade between India-Pakistan, the Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said the improvement of ties is in the interest of both nations.

Hailing the visit of Commerce Minister Anand Sharma to Pakistan and the warm welcome accorded to him and the large delegation accompanying him, he said it only reflected the deep urge among the people on both sides to improve trade and business.
“Punjab shares border with the neighbouring country. The initiatives for promoting trade would benefit the most Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Ferozpur,” said Amarinder.

“Punjab’s border towns would flourish again with a lot of trading activity in such a scenario,” he said.

"Not only will trade resume with Pakistan but it will also help in transporting goods right up to the Central Asia," the Congress leader said.