Breaking News

Pak receives first export from Afghan after closure due to COVID-19

Representational Image

Islamabad, June 23 | Pakistan has received the first export from Afghanistan via three key trade routes after months-long closure of the border due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The first consignment arrived in Pakistan from Afghanistan on Monday after three months since the border was sealed for exports due to COVID-19, Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Atif Mashal told reporters here on Tuesday.

Trucks carrying fruit and vegetables entered through Torkham, Chaman, and Ghulam Khan border points, which were reopened on Monday to promote bilateral business and trade activities.

According to a government notification, Chaman, Torkham and Ghulam Khan border crossings will remain open for 24 hours six days a week. The border points will remain open for imports and exports to and from Afghanistan and an unlimited number of trucks will be allowed per day for both Afghan Transit and Bilateral Trade while ensuring all COVID-19 related guidelines and protocols.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.