LAHORE- Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has blamed the Foreign Ministries of India and Pakistan for the current stalemate in bilateral trade talks.

The Minister, however, was optimistic that the talks would resume soon and Pakistan would be able to deliver on the promise of removing all bans on Indian exports.

“When you are talking trade, you can go to a certain extent and then the trade talks hit a wall when other Ministries get involved,” the Minister said while talking to journalists at the ‘India Show’ jointly organized by FICCI and the Commerce Ministry. “Today is Valentine’s Day. Instead of giving each other messages of love, the two Foreign Ministries are not even resuming the composite dialogue,” Khan said on a lighter note.