LAHORE - The Deputy Chief Minister of Indian Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal has urged both the government of Pakistan and India to ease out all issues coming in the way of two-way trade as it is the only way to break barriers.The Indian Deputy Chief Minister was addressing the businessmen at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry.Sukhbir Sing Badal said, by the year 2013, the Indian Punjab would have surplus electricity and would be more than willing to export to Pakistan. He said that a major portion of electricity is being produced through coal while more than 500 MW from renewable sources like biomass, wheat-straw and rice-straw. He said that another 500MW solar electricity would be added to the national grid in next five years.He said that electricity for agriculture is free in Indian Punjab while the industry enjoys a lot of other incentives. The bigger ones have more incentives than the middle and the smaller.The Indian Deputy Chief Minister said that the trade between Pakistan and India could go up to $10 billion from only $2 billion in shortest possible time provided both the sides take sector-specific measures. Elaborating the point he said that the distance between Lahore and Amritsar is only of 35 minutes while the goods coming through a third country cost ten times more than that through direct trade. India is one of the biggest economies in the region and offers innumerable opportunities to Pakistani businessmen. He said that the businessmen must not feel any threat from entrepreneurship of Indians.  Rather they should workout strategy to be competitive. He said that Indian Punjab has a big consumer market that should be captured by the Pakistani businessmen.Sukhbir Singh Badal said that the banking system between the two sides should be upgraded while student exchange programme needs to be activated in the larger benefit of the people of the two sides.Speaking on the occasion, the LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar said that the non-tariff barriers being faced by Pakistani exporters are creating enormous problems. At present, almost equal quantum of trade is going on between Pakistan and India from third destinations like Dubai and Colombo etc. Some kinds of bans are also coming in the way. It increases the cost for nothing in the form of freight, taxes and loss of time.  He stressed the need for special relaxation in order to increase the frequency of trade talks/deals.  He called for a win-win start for the greater benefit of all. There are many possibilities which can lead our economies to supplement each other for growth. We need to identify areas of economic cooperation. Joint ventures, out-sourcing and sharing of technology etc. will further pave the way for trade expansion. He said that at present direct trade volume between Pakistan and India is around $2 billion. We anticipate that trade figures will go as high as $4 to 5 billion in a couple of years. So far as trade potential is concerned, it is estimated to be $10 billion, he added.