The Senior Vice President (SVP), Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PAJCCI) and the leading businessman Zia-ul- Haq Sarhadi has expressed concern over the closure of Pak-Afghan border for the last two weeks saying that was inflicting heavy losses on business community as export bound perishable goods including poultry items, meat, vegetables, fresh fruits and juices are getting rotten in the stranded containers.
He said hundreds of trucks loaded with containers of export goods, NATO supply and goods brought under transit trade are stranded on Peshawar- Torkham Highway adding vehicles carrying imports from Afghanistan included fresh, dry fruit are stranded on the Afghan side of border.
However, Zia-ul- Haq Sarhadi extended full support for the security measures taken in the prevailing situation of the country, saying for national security and salvation they are ready to render all kinds of sacrifices. “The security of Pakistan is most significant than everything else and nothing is more important than the security and salvation of the country and for this purpose if military and security agencies take steps they will fully stand by them.
Zia-ul- Haq Sarhadi said that the United States has introduced the latest SKODA system on the Afghan side of border at both Torkham and Chaman. The system is directly linked with 122 countries of the world. The business community of the country, he said is demanding the same system on Pakistan side too, which is being installed in the under construction modern export terminal at Torkham.