ISLAMABAD - The Commerce Ministry on Saturday turned down the Indian demand to immediately allow the onions export through land route via Wagha border, however Islamabad would consider the New Delhis demand later, most probably in the coming week. We have been asked by the Indian government through Foreign Office to allow the onions exports to India, as they badly needed the commodity. However the Ministry of Commerce will not allow it at present without consultations of stakeholders. Meanwhile an important meeting of all stakeholders is likely to be held on Monday to consider the Indian demand, an official of the Commerce Ministry told The Nation. He further said, The Commerce Ministry can not make this decision alone, as consultations of all stakeholders are required in this regard and the Government will consider the Indian demand on Monday. It is worth mentioning here that Ministry of Commerce on Thursday imposed ban on the export of onion through land route i.e. Wagha border, while the export of the commodity would continue through sea route. The Government took this decision to reduce commoditys prices, which earlier surged to Rs 80 per kg and also in order to make sure its availability in the country. Market sources told The Nation that onion prices decreased to Rs 40 per kg after imposing ban on its exports to India. Reacting to the move, Indian Commerce Minister Anand Sharma and Foreign Minister SM Krishna demanded of the Pakistani authorities to allow trucks of onions bound for India at the Wagha border prior to ban on the export of commodity. Later the India High Commissioner in Pakistan had approached Foreign Office seeking commoditys export to the New Delhi. Besides Indian government, the vegetable dealers of the Pakistan also opposed the governments decision regarding ban on onions export. According to the sources in Commerce Ministry, dealers are pushing the Government to allow onions export to India, as dozens of trucks loaded with onions were parked at Wagha border, which might result in commoditys decay. Monitoring Desk adds: Hectic parleys are on to get Pakistan to resume onion export to India through the land route via Wagah border. Islamabad, however, has apparently showed disappointment over India being slow in fulfilling the commitment made on exporting cotton to that country, reported Hindustan Times on Saturday. Following instructions from External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, Indian High Commission officials are continuing talks with Pakistani authorities to sort out the onion issue. While preferring the land route, India has also requested Pakistan to look into options of onion export in bulk through rail and sea routes. Pakistan imposed a ban on export of onions through the land route on Thursday after 300 India-bound trucks loaded with about 3,000 tonnes of the commodity had reached the Wagah border near Amritsar. Meanwhile, traders in Indian Punjab resumed the supply of tomatoes and other vegetables to Pakistan by land. The traders had stopped nearly 70 trucks laden with tomatoes, potatoes, ginger and chilli from going to Pakistan after Islamabad halted onion sales to India, where onion prices have hit the roof.