Traders demand to allow transportation of goods trucks to Afghanistan
PESHAWAR: Traders community in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here on Wednesday demanded of the government to keep Torkham border open for transportation of trucks, loaded with perishable and other items to avoid huge financial losses to them.
The demand was made by president Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Engr Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz while speaking an oath taking ceremony of Anjuman e Tajaran Times Centre Saddar Road Cantt Peshawar here.
Maqood Pervaiz said that the closure of Torkham border for movement of passengers as preemptive step of the government to counter coronavirus pandemic is a welcoming step.
However, he hastened to add, restrictions on movement of transit goods containers en route to Afghanistan via Torkham border would impact negatively on the country’s economy and bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Therefore, the chamber president urged the government to allow transit goods trucks to cross the Torkham border through proper monitoring mechanism in order to avoid traders’ community from enormous monetary losses. – APP