LAHORE (APP)- While agreeing with the LCCI proposal to ease visa procedures, Indian Commercial attache Arvind Saxena has assured that a businessmen-specific liberal and flexible visa regime would be in place very soon. He was talking to LCCI President Irfan Qaiser Sheikh and VP Saeeda Nazar at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday. SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industrys Vice President Iftikhar Ali Malik and former LCCI President Sheikh Mohammad Asif and former VP Shafqat Saeed Piracha also spoke on the occasion. Arvind Saxena said Pakistani businessmen were always facilitated whenever they intend to visit their counterparts in India. On the issue on Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs), he said that Pakistani businessmen should not be afraid of Indian Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs), which are not at all Pakistan-specific and are debateable. On this occasion, LCCI president Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said the business community was happy with the Federal Cabinet decision to grant MFN (Most Favoured Nation) status to India but it definitely want that all genuine reservations of various sectors must be removed through discussions. Frequent exchange of business delegations of the two countries, a flexible visa regime and one-year multiple visas to businessmen would definitely bring prosperity to the entire region. He told the visiting diplomat that Lahore Chamber is taking a delegation to India next month. Irfan Sheikh stressed the need for early establishment of infrastructure at Wahga Border to ensure ease in the bilatral trade and both sides governments should liaison closely with the private sector to stimulate the economic growth in the region. He also appreciated the inclusion of 12 more items in the positive list. He said trade promotion is the only way to minimise the political tension in the region and the two neighbouring countries should not mix trade with politics, and business community should be allowed to carry on trade without hurdles. He especially mentioned to the Indian diplomat about the NTBs being imposed by the Indian government to block smooth flow of Pakistans export into India. He demanded of the Indian government to lift all NTBs. If we will have strong trade relations the political relations will get better automatically, he observed. The president said expanded border trade would be highly beneficial for both Pakistan and India, adding, further efforts to facilitate trade could become an effective tool to progress and prosperity. Pakistans major exports to India include vegetables, fruits and nuts, sugar confectionery, mineral fuels, salt etc., but these exports form a very insignificant proportion of Indias imports of these commodities, as a major chunk of these commodities is imported by India from countries other than Pakistan. If trade between Pakistan and India is liberalized the exports of these commodities to India can take a quantum leap, he said. Similarly, there is a great potential for export of fish, animal and vegetable fats, beverages, spirit, vinegar, leather and leather goods, carpets, pharmaceutical products, chemicals and tobacco. While, Pakistan can import cotton seed, meat, dairy products, vegetables, fruit, tea, cereals, organic chemicals, pharmaceutical products, tanning, dyeing extracts, chemical products, plastics, rubber and rubber products, iron and steel, machinery, vehicles, raw materials and semi-finished products etc. The LCCI president said that India should allow the representatives of private sector of Pakistan to establish trade offices for various products in India. We believe that easing restrictions on visas, specifically allowing multiple entry visas for businessmen, eliminating the requirements to report arrival to the police at each place of stay, abolishing city-specific visas, and speeding up the approval processes can ensure facilitation to explore new avenues of trade promotion. He said, We, the business community, are committed to have a serious, sustainable and constructive engagement with India and early and full normalization of relations on the basis of mutual non-interference, peaceful co-existence and respect for each other.