The impact is now visible on the Commercial and cultural ties between the two countries.

The noted Ghazal Singer from Pakistan Ghulam Ali has been prevented from visiting India. Ali of 'Chupke Chupke aanso bahana' fame has visited India umpteenth times to enthrall his audience in India. This time, he was to visit Bihar to participate in Rajgir Mahotsava on Saturday.

However, he informed the organizers that he would not be able to visit as he was traumatised. “I have been stopped from traveling,' he reportedly told the organizers. Ali had a visa to travel to India but a call from a Pakistani official, advised him against going ahead with the tour.

Similarly, Indo-Pak trade talks scheduled this week have been postponed in the wake of the new situation after the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The secretary-level talks on enhancing trade ties between the two countries were to be held in Islamabad.

The proposed visit of the Minister of Commerce, Government of India, Jai Ram Rramesh to Pakistan in the first week of January is yet to get green signal. According to sources, the MEA will not give a go-ahead for the visit to any official to Pakistan for the next few months.

The Centre, it is also learnt, has rejected the request of the Punjab government to allow them to export surplus wheat stock to Pakistan through the Attari border. State food and supply minister Adesh Partak Singh Kairon has requested the Centre to either move wheat stocks out of Punjab or allow exports so that they can provide storage space for paddy. However, his request was rejected. It is despite the fact that lakhs of tonnes of wheat and paddy are are kept in open space and they are likely to be rendered unfit for human consumption, sources said.

Samjhauta Express, a symbol of peace and friendship between India and Pakistan, is also likely to be affected following strains in relationship between the two countries. Though, an official of the northern railways refused to say anything about continuance of the train, he said that running of this train comes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of External Sffairs. Sources in the MEA, Govt of India, said that the train could be suspended for some months.

Meanwhile the Pakistani passengers arriving here by the Samjhauta Express and the Lahore-Amritsar bus are being thoroughly checked after the Mumbai attacks. The bi-weekly train and bus together transport over 250 Pakistanis every week. A top security officer said that double checks were being carried out on all incoming Pakistani passengers.#