Islamabad: According to media sources, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Pakistan’s Customs organised a high-level committee on Tuesday (November 9) to address the difficulties of transporters and traders.

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According to the information, the joint committee’s first meeting was conducted at Zero Point near the Torkham border, and it was chaired by Collector Customs Tayyab Swati. The Afghan government was invited to the meeting, and representatives Maulvi Mustafa and Maulvi Obaidullah, as well as Afghan Customs Head Hamidullah, attended.

The meeting focused on strategies to boost bilateral trade between the two nations. During the discussion, attendees were asked for thoughts on how to make it easier to transfer commodities to and from Afghanistan. One idea was to increase the number of scanners in Torkham so that more trucks could be cleared in less time.

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Syed Jawad Hussain Kazmi, Chairman of the Pakistan Border Traders Forum, urged the delegates to settle the difficulties of exporters and traders first and foremost in order to increase exports to Afghanistan.

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