An expert explains: What will it take to resume India-Pakistan trade?


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On March 23, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar said his country may “seriously examine” the question of resuming trade with India. Pakistan stopped trade after the constitutional changes in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019. Like other aspects of the India-Pak relationship, trade too has been impacted by Islamabad’s hard line on Kashmir and its support for terrorism. The dire state of the Pakistani economy, however, has raised hopes for a change in Pakistan’s approach. But New Delhi will keep its fingers crossed. What explains the timing of Pakistani minister Dar’s comments? Over the years, Dar has headed several economic...