Pakistan Businessmen and Afghan Diplomats Agree to Strengthen Bilateral Trade
Pakistan’s Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) commended efforts by Afghan diplomats to remove hurdles and strengthening bilateral Pakistan-Afghanistan trade.
The meeting was attended by Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) leader and Frontier Custom Agents Association (FCAA) President Ziaul Haq Sarhadi, and the Afghan Consul General in Peshawar Najibullah Ahmadzai.
The SCCI delegation told the Afghan diplomats about the issues that were affecting their bilateral trade ties. Around 6,000 empty Pakistani cargo trucks, part of the Afghan transit trade, were stuck on the other side of the Pak-Afghan border. They are gradually being released on the request of the Pakistani Chamber.
They also requested for the 24/7 permanent opening of the Torkham and Chaman border points for trade.
Ahmadzai agreed with the SCCI’s proposal to strengthen ties between the business community, traders, industrialists, exporters and importers. He promised to remove impediments in the way of mutual trade.
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