Just because some items are not in the negative list doesn’t mean that Indian brands in those items will flood the Pakistani market. In a country where soft drinks are banned by lawyers and universities because companies making them are owned by Jews and Ismailis, what chance do goods made by Hindu-owned companies hold. In fact, clever Pakistani businessmen, unable to compete with their Indian counterparts, will be the first to leverage religious extremism and anti-India hate to protect their market share. Rather than help democracy or promote liberalism in Pakistan, this trade deal could actually further the extremist cause by bringing in greater financial support. The military-jehadi complex can then evolve into a military-jehadi-business complex.