Indian exhibition: Bilateral Trade
Lahore: “The governments of India and Pakistan should develop a mechanism allowing more direct trade between the two countries. Pakistan should grant India the most favored nation status as soon as possible,” businessman Amin Mazhar Butt said.
As many as 103 stalls of various Indian products had been set up at the show, including diamonds, gold jewellery, precious gems, herbal medicines, embroidery, paints, electronic products, coffee, spices and clothes.
Thousands of women visited the jewellery stalls. The salesmen said more than 80 per cent of the items on display were sold.
Bibek Jyoti Roy, deputy director of the Spices Board of the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, said, “Visiting Pakistan for the third time was amazing. We came to bridge the gap between Pakistani importers and Indian exporters.”
A large number of people showed interest in spices sourced from India.
Coffee stalls also attracted many customers.
Basakpara Tangail Tantubay’s handmade saris, duppattas, and shalwar kamees were also popular items.
JS Bhullar, the head of business development of agricultural implements and tractor parts at OEM Suppliers told, “That his company was among the biggest exporters of agricultural products from India. He said he was impressed with the interest shown by farmers in his company’s products.”
“I request the governments of both the countries to give us more such opportunities,” he said.