LAHORE - The Indian High Commissioner T C A Raghavan has pledged to take appropriate measures to make customs clearance time-bound as the delay in the clearance of goods has become a Non Tariff Barrier.

The Indian High Commissioner T C A Raghavan during a meeting with LCCI President Engineer Sohail Lashari at Indian High Commission agreed to work hand-in-hand to remove all hitches to peace and bilateral trade. Both the sides were convinced that complete restoration of peace between the two countries is a prerequisite to regional peace therefore all energies would be utilized to thwart attempts to destabilize peace.

“Infrastructure development at land routes with particular reference to Wagah-Attari border also came under detailed discussion.” He extend every possible support to SAARC exhibition being arranged by the LCCI. “Rather we should chalk out a plan for the promotion of group tourism and in this regard steps need to be taken to create awareness among the people of two sides.”The LCCI President Sohail Lashari, on the occasion, informed the Indian High Commissioner that the chamber was doing its best to take two-way trade to new heights. 

He said that trade between the two countries was the only tool to bring the two people further close therefore the two government should give a free hand to their respective private sectors who have the ability to make inroads.

He said that he was leading a large delegation to participate in PITEX to which the High Commissioner promised to issue visas to all the LCCI delegates.