Islamabad, July 12
Pakistan has opened two extra key commerce routes with Afghanistan after months-long closure of the border because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Pakistan and Afghanistan share 18 crossing factors. Pakistan closed its border with Iran and Afghanistan after COVID-19 instances elevated within the nation early this yr.
Pakistani Special Representative for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq on Saturday mentioned the Angor Adda level in South Waziristan and the Kharlachi crossing in Kurram districts had been reopened to spice up commerce between the 2 international locations.
“Trade should be the mainstay of Pak-Afghan relations and prosperity of regions on both sides of the border,” he tweeted.
While the Angor Adda was operationalised on Friday, two days forward of its scheduled opening, the Kharlachi was reopened on Saturday.
Pakistan is progressively reopening all its main buying and selling factors with Afghanistan. Last month, it reopened Torkham crossing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Chaman level in Balochistan and Ghulam Khan in North Waziristan tribal district to advertise bilateral enterprise and commerce actions.
Pakistan is the most important importer of Afghani merchandise, whereas Afghanistan is the 4th largest vacation spot for Pakistani exports. PTI