Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry demanded the government to declare Ghulam Khan and Kharlachi trade routes rebatable and function the Web based One Customs system.
The demand was made by SCCI president Engineer Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz, who led a business community delegation from KP in a meeting with Speaker National Assembly, Asad Qaiser, held at the national assembly, said in a statement issued here on Sunday. SCCI senior vice president, Shahid Hussain, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan, Federal Minister for Defence, Pervez Khattak, Advisor to Prime Minister, Muhammad Shehzad Arbab, MNA from KP, Shandana Gulzar Khan, former ambassador to Pakistan to Afghanistan, Sadiq Khan were present in the meeting.
Shahid Hussain demanded the government to withdraw SOPs at Torkham border, what he said, the step will not only resolve the issue of long queues of export and transit trade trucks at Takht Baig point, but it would also reduce burden of transit trade and export vehicles, which are currently stuck nearly 8,000 at Karachi port owing to number of reasons.
SCCI SVP called for allowing rebate facility and proper functioning of WeBoC – Web based one custom system at Ghulam Khan and Kharlachi borders so the steps would help to enhance the bilateral volume and transit trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan. APP