Peshawar: More facilities would be offered at border crossings with Afghanistan, according to Pakistan Customs, in order to improve export volume to the neighbouring country.
Director Headquarters Customs, Habib Ahmed, stated that Pak-Afghan trade issues, such as difficulties faced by traders, such as the issue of empty containers, as well as clearing fresh fruit and dried fruit trucks from Afghanistan, will be addressed on a priority basis.
According to Ahmed, businessmen from both nations should submit proposals to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in order to resolve the concerns raised by the new All Pakistan Tenure Track Faculty Association (APTTA) agreement.
Most troubles at the Torkham border, according to PAJCC Vice President Zia-ul-Haq Sarhadi, are caused by scanners installed by NLC, which charge Rs3,500 each car.
Officials from the NLC, on the other hand, told the gathering that scanners were not the issue and that the clearing process took time owing to a shortage of room.
According to Shahid Hussain, a member of the PAJCC’s Board of Directors, concerns may be resolved if Pakistan opened Torkham, Chaman, and other borders, as well as offering commercial facilitation. He believes that empty containers should be let to pass through all border crossings.