Islamabad: Government of Pakistan decided to carry on ‘round the clock’ trade activities between Pakistan and Afghanistan through Torkham border.
The decision was taken during a high-profile meting led by Prime Minister’s Aide for Establishment, Muhammad Shehzad Arbab at the Prime Minister office, on the orders of Imran Khan here in Islamabad.
The attendees included the Secretaries of Interior, Defense, Commerce and Foreign ministries, officials of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and National Logistic Cell (NLC) and other related departments. It was briefed in the meeting that Torkham border will stay open for up to 8 to 10-hours daily for trade activities between both the countries.
The decision was taken in accordance with the vision to expand bilateral reputations with neighbouring country, Afghanistan.
I have tasked the relevant govt stakeholders to make necessary arrangements for the Torkhum border to work round the clock within next 6 months. This step will be instrumental in boosting bilateral trade & enhancing people to people contacts between the two brotherly countries.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 28, 2019
Taking on the micro-blogging website, twitter, PM Khan said, “The step will be instrumental in boosting bilateral trade & enhancing people to people contacts between the two brotherly countries”.