The Convenor of federation of Pakistan chamber of commerce and Industries (FPCCI) for Pak-Afghan trade and central Asia has said that soon trade with Afghanistan will be improved via Torkham border.
Talking to this scribe, Shahid Shinwari, the convenor of FPCCI for Pak Afghan trade and central Asian countries said that they had several meetings with trade relevant officials of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad about issues pertaining to boost bilateral and Pak Afghan transit trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan via Torkham border.
He said that they had urged and suggested the prime minister of Pakistan and other trade officials in Pakistan to allow Torkham border be opened for five days instead of three days and to allow some 100 trucks cross into Afghanistan via Torkham border.
Nangarhar and some nearby by regions in Afghanistan were mostly depending on vegetables and other food commodities to be exported from Pakistan. Shinwari added that they had raised this issue with the concern officials and now the export of food commodities was allowed via Torkham.