ISLAMABAD Afghanistan has once again demanded of Pakistan to allow India for transit trade through Wagha border, which is not acceptable to Islamabad, sources informed TheNation on Friday. Pakistan and Afghanistan started the 7th round of talks on the revised Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) agreement on Friday. The sources revealed that Afghan delegation was of the view that Afghan Transit Trade will not be fruitful for Kabul without Indian involvement and, therefore, Islamabad should allow it. However, according to the sources, Pakistani officials are not ready to do so as they believe that it is not in the countrys interests. The sources informed that Afghan delegation further said that smuggling could not be controlled through administrative measures and economic steps were necessary to curb it. However, there was consensus on a point that there should be online system for trade in order to control smuggling under Afghan Transit Trade. The meeting was actually scheduled for July 18-19, however both the sides wanted to finalise the draft of agreement before the visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who would arrive Pakistan on July 18. It is worth mentioning here that Pakistan and Afghanistan had already held six meetings on new Afghan Transit Trade agreement and agreed to all other points except on the issues of smuggling and transit facility to India. The Afghan side is not ready to include measures to stop smuggling in the new trade agreement, while Pakistan is not allowing trade between India and land-locked Afghanistan through Wagha border despite persistent pressure from Washington. The Afghan government has, once again, raised the issue, which may become a strong hurdle in the finalisation of the agreement. According to the official statement issued by the Ministry, Federal Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim and his Afghan counterpart Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi jointly inaugurated the session. Fahim said that Afghanistan was an important trading partner of Pakistan and the bilateral trade between the two sates had grown from US $170 million in 2000-01 to $1,491 million in 2008-09. Afghan transit trade through Pakistan has increased from $161 million in 2000 to $1,073 million in 2009, he further said. Substantial progress has been made so far in six rounds of talks of the Joint Working Group and I am sure that commitment and determination of both the sides will achieve objectives, Fahim concluded his statement. Minister for Trade and Industries of Afghanistan Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi expressed that regional cooperation was a must for regional peace and stability. He outlined that Afghanistans economy was integrated with Pakistan 's economy and their mutual will could give it a positive impetus. The talks would continue on Saturday (today).