ISLAMABAD Owing to differences between the policies of the President and the Prime Minister regarding the import of second-hand cars, Trade Policy 2010-11 is going to delay further, it is learnt on Wednesday. According to sources, the top two officeholders of the Government have different viewpoints on the policy of import of second-hand cars that had delayed the Trade Policy 2010-11. Due to the said differences, the Commerce Ministry is not getting time from Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for giving him presentation on the new policy before presenting it before the Federal Cabinet for final approval. The sources informed TheNation that President Asif Ali Zardari was in favour of free trade mechanism and wanted to remove all the conditions attached to the import of second-hand cars. Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Abdul Hafeez Shaikh also favours the free trade mechanism. On the other hand, Prime Minister Gilani wants to retain the existing import policy and this reason has become bone of contention between the high-ups, and trade policy is going to delay further, the sources added. According to the sources, the President wants to eliminate the monopoly of local auto manufacturers and dealers who are exploiting the consumers at their sweet will. However, several Federal Ministers and the Prime Minister do not want to change the auto policy, the sources added. Under the existing policy, only three-year used cars can be imported. The Government was seriously considering to allow import of five years used cars in the annual budget of 2010-11, however it bow down to the strong auto manufacturers. It is relevant to mention here that TheNation has already published a story on Wednesday last regarding delay in Trade Policy 2010-11 due to the non-availability of the Prime Minister. The Trade Policy was expected to be announced in the second or third week of the current month, which now has been delayed till August.