LAHORE: According to the Pakistan-US Business Council, a bipartisan bill establishing duty-free export zones along the Pak-Afghan border, which was introduced in the US Senate on Friday, will benefit both countries economically and help the US foster regional peace.
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Iftikhar Ali Malik, the founder chairman of the Pakistan-US Business Council and the President of the SAARC Chambers of Commerce and Industry, praised the change, saying it would help create reconstruction opportunity zones (ROZs) in Pakistan and Afghanistan’s border regions.
He said that the bill would provide economic opportunities for the citizens of these war-torn areas while also laying the foundation for a more prosperous country.
He claimed that the ROZs would export textiles and apparel to the United States duty-free.