Pakistan’s Exports to Afghanistan Suspended as Clearing Agents Go on Strike

The export of Pakistani goods to Afghanistan via Torkham border came to a halt on Monday after the local clearing agents of Pakistan stopped work to protest lack of facilities at the border crossing, Pakistani media reported.

According to the reports, protesters said the strike would continue until the authorities met their all demands.

Torkham Customs Clearing Agents head for Pakistan Hazrat Umar told the protersters at the border crossing that they all had long been demanding the round-the-clock border opening for speedy trade with Afghanistan, abolition of scanning condition for all types of export goods, and fixing of a separate place for the examination of export and import goods.

He demanded of the authorities to stop the clearance of goods except fresh food items after 5pm and not register FIRs against clearing agents, whose vehicles carried minor illegal items.

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