Pak-Afghan bilateral trade must for socio-economic uplift: Speakers


The improvement in Pak-Afghan bilateral trade and exports to the Central Asian Republics is imperative to enhance regional trade as well as bringing economic prosperity and development in the country.

A proper mechanism is needed to be designed at governmental level to remove hurdles to bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan, said participants during a meeting between president of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hasnain Khurshid Ahmad and Vice Chairman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment and Trade (KPBOIT), Engineer Said Mahmood here in the Chamber House on Tuesday.

The participants emphasized that it is dire need of hour to take proactive measures to facilitate the business community on both sides of the border. They called for taking full benefits from the Afghanistan market and onward to regional countries to enhance regional trade via landlocked Afghanistan.

The speakers also asserted the traders should be facilitated and resolve their issues on priority basis.

The meeting was attended by SCCI Senior Vice President Imran Khan Mohmand, former FPCCI president Ghazanfar Bilour, former president of the chamber Zahidullah Shinwari, president Industrialist Association Peshawar Malik Imran Ishaq, former senior vice presidents Engineer Manzoor Elahi, Ziaul Haq Sarhadi, CEO KPBOTI Hassan Daud Butt, Laiq Zada and others.

Hasnain Khurshid, SCCI president stressed the need of removing hurdles in trade, which, he said, is crucial for further strengthening of economic and trade relations as well as improving of regional trade. —APP

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