Pakistan urges export of cement via land route

Pakistan urges export of cement via land route
Published: 12 November 2009

The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged the Indian government to facilitate export of cement through land route.

Pakistani exporters are facing multifarious problems due to limited railway interchanges, absence of parking facilities and modern security scanning equipment for consignments on the Indian side.

The demand was raised by LCCI delegation in an exclusive meeting with Indian High Commissioner, Sharat Sabharwal on Wednesday.

The LCCI delegation was of the view that the immediate barrier in the way of export was inadequate transportation facilities for the lucrative trade across the border despite the fact that both the sides realized the need for improving road transportation facilities for smooth flow of trade.

“No cement consignments are moving through the road route due to infrastructure constraints like absence of parking facilities and modern security scanning equipment for consignments on the Indian side.”

The orders were pending due to limited railway interchanges at Attari and lack of parking facilities on the Indian side of the border for Pakistani trucks, they said.