Commerce Minister Amin Fahim led his delegation when it called on Ms Sheila Dixit, the Chief Minister of New Delhi. As a Congress apparatchik, she has long been its Chief Minister, but that would still not explain why Makhdoom Amin Fahim need call on her, because Pakistan does not just trade with New Delhi, but with the whole of India. It was noticeable that while the delegation was expansive on the benefits of mutual trade, the precondition of the solution of the Kashmir issue, with the giving to the Kashmiri people the right of self-determination, was not even mentioned. While Ms Dixit would make no decisions involving Pak-India trade, her voice within her party would be heard, and this was an opportunity foregone to draw the obvious link between Pak-India trade, for which the Indians are very anxious, and the situation in Kashmir, which they are anxious to have ignored; because any attention to Kashmir means seeing the atrocities and human rights abuses committed by the Indian occupation forces, and trying to explain the very presence of these forces. Makhdum Amin Fahim himself merely parroted what is being said about India, by saying that India and Pakistan trading together would be the worlds biggest market. India is betraying its anxiety about being smaller than China in population, and thus unable to present itself as a larger market. The poverty of the Indian masses must also not be forgotten, but it should not be forgotten that India is a large imperialist power anxious not just to spread its mercantilist ideology, but also to undo the Partition. Pakistan, which was created by that, should never ignore this, as Makhdum Amin Fahim and his delegation seem to be doing. Another point, made by Senator Ghulam Ali, fitted in with this Indian ambition. He said that in the 21st century, he who had trade in his hands, would succeed. This mercantilism would be well understood by the Indians, who would like to see Pakistan thoroughly subordinated and not mentioning the Kashmir issue, and all because of trade.