LAHORE, July 15 (Online Int’l): SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an apex body in the region on Wednesday, hailed Pakistan’s decision to allow export of Afghan goods to india through the Wagha border to facilitate its transist trade smoothly.
President SAARC Chamber Iftikhar Ali Malik while commenting said that in the wake of the deadly corona virus pandemic, it is a result-oriented and fruit bearing good decision to further strengthen bilateral trade relations with Afghanistan.
He said that Pakistan has fulfilled its commitment under the Pakistan Afghanistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA). He said that Prime Miniter Imran Khan always attached great importance to durable bilateral relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan has restored bilateral trade and Afghan transit trade at all 18 border crossing terminals to the pre-COVID19 position.
He said its another good omen that Pakistan to enhance bilateral trade with Afghanistan reopened two more border crossings, Kharlachi in Kurram and Angor Adda point in South Waziristan districts a couple of days ago to boost trade between the two countries.
He said Pakistan Is the largest importer of Afghan products while Afghanistan is the 4th largest destination for Pakistan exports. He said that Pakistan attaches great importance to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and remained committed to its principles and objectives of its Charter. He said Pakistan had always strived to make the regional body a vibrant vehicle for mutual cooperation based on the principle of sovereign equality.
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