Ferozepur, April 13. The Congress leaders hailing from the Malwa region have asked the UPA Government to work towards re-opening the Hussainiwala-Kasur border for trade with Pakistan and other central Asian countries. The step, said he, would boost the area economy.
Senior Congress leader and Guruharsahai MLA Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi said Ferozepur district once was a trade hub.
However, the Partition and subsequent closure of the border post-1971 India-Pakistan war sounded death knell for commercial activities in the region. “Not only this, the district was divided time and again, which further proved catastrophic for the local traders. They have been clamouring for opening the border for the last 40 years,” he said. He also lauded the UPA Government’s efforts for boosting the bilateral trade with Pakistan and commissioning of the Integrated Check Post.