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Pak trade body warns it may suspend trade with India


\ From Sajjad Hussain\ Islamabad, Oct 28 (PTI) A leading Pakistani trade body\today warned it may suspend trade with India, citing the\\\"current hostile conditions\\".\ The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and\Industry (FPCCI) president Abdul Rauf Alam said there was no\compulsion to continue trade ties with India, the Dawn\reported.\ \\"Pakistan had no compulsions of any sort to continue\business and trade relations with India under the current\hostile conditions,\\" the newspaper quoted him as saying.\ He further said that the entire Pakistani business\community was united to take any decision, and given the tense\situation in the region, it was not possible to continue trade\relations with India.\ He pointed out the role of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce\and Industry and said that it left them with no choice but to\promote trade relations with ECO (Economic Cooperation\Organisation) and D-8 (Developing-8) countries.\ It is the first time that a major Pakistani business body\issued a statement about snapping trade links with India due\to border tensions.\ Already the cultural and political ties have suffered due\to acrimony following the death of a Kashmiri militant leader\as well as the Uri terror attack. PTI SH SAI AKJ\SAI\


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