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June 21, 2020

Trade resumption with Afghanistan hailed

Peshawar

June 21, 2020

PESHAWAR: A senior representative of the businessman community has welcomed government’s decision to resume the trade with Afghanistan for import and export from Torkham, Chaman and Ghulam Khan borders.

In a press statement issued here on Saturday, Zia-ul-Haq Sarhadi, a proponent of the Pak-Afghan trader, said it is a welcoming development that government has allowed both import and export to Afghanistan while ensuring all Covid-19 related standard operating procedures and protocols. He said the imposition of ban on the Pak-Afghan trade due to coronavirus pandemic had badly impacted the business community and other people associated with this trade in both countries.

Zia Sarhadi hoped to allow trade six days a week from three border points would reduce the burden on Torkhem border. He also welcomed allowing an unlimited number of trucks to pass on daily the basis for both Afghan Transit Trade and bilateral trade. According to the notification issued by Interior Ministry on June 19, Saturdays will be reserved for pedestrian movement on Torkhem, Chaman and Ghulam Khan border terminals. Zia Sarhadi hoped the trade resumption would help in stabilization of Pak-Afghan trade besides the creation of livelihood opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people who were suffering due to curbs associated with coronavirus.