ISLAMABAD Pakistan is likely to succumb to American pressure with regard to Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) to provide India accessibility to Afghanistan through Pakistani land routes, which has already been opposed by the countrys Parliament, according to inside sources. Pakistan is facing enormous pressure for the last few months to finalise the draft of the Pak-Afghan transit trade, Khurram Dastgir, Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Commerce revealed to TheNation. NA committee will never recommend any agreement against the national interest, he said, adding that we have already discussed it in length to not pay heed to foreign pressure. However, he said enormous American pressure might create q path to finalise the agreement. Pakistan has already rejected the US proposal seeking accessibility to India up to Afghanistan via Pakistani land routes, because of the fragile security situation in Afghanistan. It merits mentioning here that five meetings pertaining to the matter had been held in both the countries. However, the Afghan Government was not willing to solve the smuggling issue, which is one of the main bones of contention, along with arms smuggling. Next meeting is likely in Kabul to discuss the issue, he added. Having a lot of reservations on the issue, Parliamentarians from different political parties also presented a resolution in the National Assembly Tuesday. The cross-party resolution on Afghan Transit Trade Agreement presented by MNA Marvi Memon, said that the MNAs wished for the government to clarify its stance on the Afghan Transit Trade Agreement, considering the fact that they have reservation over it and considering that the Federal Minister has commented on the Floor of the House over the dangers to national security as a result of it. We confirm that since 1947 there have been logical reasons for not allowing Transit Trade facilities to India which this agreement with Afghanistan will allow trough its third party component, the resolution said. We allege that Afghan Transit Trade was drafted in US on insistence of US and is contrary to Pakistan 's national interests and it was in fact signed at the US State department on May 6 2009. It was on the US insistence that Pakistan agreed to commit itself to a time frame for concluding and signing the revised transit trade agreement by December 31, 2009. In the resolution presented Tuesday, Parliamentarian further said that we have issues with the question of opening the land route through Pakistan (Wagah-Torkham)to trade between Afghanistan and India as proposed by the Afghan side. We believe that allowing India access to transit facilities will subvert and destabilise Pakistan, Parliamentarian said, adding that we were astonished to note that according to the agreement Pakistan cannot check or open containers enroute to Afghanistan which will endanger Pakistan 's security. We confirm that by allowing Afghan trucks into Pakistan for this purpose it will damage Pakistans transportation industry as well as pose a security risk for Pakistan, they added. It is worth mentioning here that Afghanistan has agreed not to further pursue Pakistan for land transit route for India after the Afghans were given access to Wagha border on Pakistani side for transportation of goods. However, any concession to India regarding trade and other issues will only be considered after the settlement of bilateral issues, said the Minutes of the meeting between the two sides after the conclusion of the 5th round of Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Talks (APTT) here in Islamabad. The Afghan side also assured for abolishing duty on Pakistani goods to Central Asian Republics (CARs) as the said law is in Afghan parliament, the Minutes added. Pakistan has said that any arrangement for granting transit trade facility to India can be contemplated only if the two countries hold formal discussions on the issue under the Composite Dialogue process.