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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi addresses media persons after cabinet meeting in Chandigarh


  • Punjab CM says he will soon write to Center urging it to open trade with neighboring Pakistan
  • Punjab is one of the four states sharing a border with Pakistan
  • His statement came two days ago after Sidhu talked of starting trade with Pakistan through Attari.

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has urged the Center to start trade with neighboring Pakistan. Channi said he would soon write to the Center pressurizing it to open business through the Attari border “to boost the economy of the state”.

Punjab is one of the four states sharing a border with Pakistan. Punjab shares a 425 km long border with the Punjab province of Pakistan.

In his address during the 15th edition of Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX), Channi said, “If trade with Pakistan can be done by sea, why not let it go by land route as it is immense for economic prosperity. Provides opportunity. Provides. He will be born.” Organized by PHDCCI in Amritsar on Monday. The CM said that he would also seek an appointment with Union Home Minister Amit Shah to press for the demand.

The CM’s statement comes two days after Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu advocated opening of trade with Pakistan through the Attari-Wagah land route.

Accepting a huge demand from PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Amritsar, he announced that within this week the foundation stone of a convention center for trade exhibition in an area of ​​10 acres would be laid to enable the organization to operate a diverse range of Can go of can go. of activities to promote trade and industry in the region in a big way.

Meanwhile, former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh while commenting on the issue said that the neighboring country should first stop killing Indian soldiers.

Amarinder Singh said, “First you stop shooting my soldiers, then we will talk about business.”

Channi also said that a Digital Single Window System would soon be put in place to ensure a unified platform to the industrialists for all necessary permissions in a seamless manner.

“This move will allow them to apply for permission from their homes with the authorities to virtually remove the user interface, which will increase transparency,” Channi said.

Counting the achievements of his government, he said that the state government has withdrawn cases related to 40,000 value-added tax registered against traders, as well as institutional tax in case of expansion of factories and industrial areas, abolished land . The need to receive changes in usage has been eliminated. e.t.c

The Chief Minister said, “We are planning to start courses in educational institutions as per the demand of the industrial sector.

Citing Amritsar’s huge potential in religious tourism, he expressed satisfaction that Punjab has been ranked number one in terms of infrastructure development in the tourism sector.

On this occasion, Punjab Congress President Sidhu also underlined the importance of cross-border trade.

Describing Amritsar as the biggest market in Asia, he said that it would open new avenues of prosperity for Punjab as trade and trading activities would be done with 34 countries.

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