Obstacles to Afghan trade discussed

Bilateral agreement sought to enhance trade volume

Our Correspondent October 05, 2022


A delegation of local traders and industrialists led by President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Muhammad Ishaq on Tuesday called on Afghan Commercial Attaché in Peshawar Waheedullah Himat and highlighted impediments that were hindering Pakistan-Afghanistan bilateral trade.

The team called for a bilateral agreement to enhance trade volume between the two neighbouring countries.

The meeting stressed the need for proactive measures for the removal of hurdles in the way of mutual trade.

They also discussed issues pertaining to transport in the border region.

Afghan diplomats pointed out the illegal collection of heavy fines and illegal taxes from Torkham border to Punjab, the establishment of unregistered and unnecessary checkpoints and harassment of Afghan transporters by Pakistani authorities.

On the occasion, a detailed discussion was held regarding the bilateral trade agreement between Pakistan and Afghanistan.


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