NEW DELHI-The Delhi Akali chief, Paramjit Singh Sarna, underscored the crucial significance of reopening the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari, established in 2012, to reignite enterprise routes and enhance Punjab’s beleaguered economic system.
Expressing the urgency, the Panthak chief highlighted the financial challenges confronted by native companies in Punjab since 2019, emphasizing that commerce has been in suspension because the Pulwama assault.
Welcoming Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal’s push for resuming bilateral commerce by means of Punjab’s rail and highway routes, Sarna acknowledged, “There’s a pressing need to restart trade.”
India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, he famous, yearly engaged in over ₹8, 000 crore price of enterprise since 2012, following the inauguration of the ICP’s fashionable port.
Observing Amritsar’s strategic location with three worldwide gateways – highway, rail, and air connectivity – the Delhi Akali chief emphasised the immense potential for commerce by means of roads connecting Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and increasing to Central Asian nations.
Recalling the ICP’s main intention to attach India not solely to its western neighbours but in addition to excessive buying and selling areas like Iran, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and past, Sarna mentioned, “If all these links – air, road, and rail – are explored, it could trigger and rejuvenate the economy, not only for Punjab but for the entire country.”
He advocated for not solely the reopening of the Attari-Wagah border but in addition urged for bilateral commerce by means of the Hussainiwala border, situated 11 km from Ferozepur.
“Throwing open both borders would be a significant stride towards fostering economic growth and collaboration between India and Pakistan, ” Sarna mentioned.