KP Businessmen Call for Opening of Pak-Afghan Trade Routes for Six Days

The business community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has demanded the opening of Pak-Afghan borders at Torkham and Chaman for six days a week to enhance bilateral trade and filling the shortage of vegetables and other essentials in Afghanistan.

The call was made during a meeting held at the office of the KP Board of Investment & Trade (KP-BoIT) with Special Assistant to KP CM on Industries and Commerce.

Afghan Consul-General Najibullah Ahmadzai, Afghan Trade Attaché Mohammad Fawad Arsh, First Secretary Afghanistan Ghulam Habib Sabaq, Deputy Afghan Trade Attaché Dr Hameedullah and other authorities attended the meeting.

The participants of the meeting demanded the opening of Torkham Border for a period of six days a week as a good gesture during coronavirus lockdown to promote Pak-Afghan bilateral trade.

The meeting also discussed the issues of the stranding of over 7000 Afghan transit trade loaded containers in different parts of the country from Karachi to Khyber and thousands of empty containers in Afghanistan, problems of transporters and charging of additional charges in the head of detention and demurrage charges also came under discussion during the meeting.

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