Pakistan opens 3 border points with Afghanistan for 24/6 trade
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday opened its three border points with Afghanistan, including Torkham, Chaman and Ghulam Khan for 24/6 in order to increase the volume of trade and to promote business activities between the two countries.
According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Interior, the three border terminals would remain open for imports and exports from and to Afghanistan, with unlimited number of trucks to be allowed per day for both Afghan transit and bilateral trade, while ensuring the standard operating procedures and protocols related to the COVID-19, a Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Information Technology (KPBOIT) spokesman told APP.
The Foreign Office spokesperson, in a press release too, said the government decided to open the third border terminal at Ghulam Khan for bilateral trade and also to allow transit trade and import from Afghanistan through the already opened Torkham and Chaman border points for six days.
“This arrangement on trade will be in operation for 6 days a week. Saturday will be reserved for pedestrian movement on these border crossing terminals. These steps are being taken after implementing all the necessary protocols related to COVID-19 pandemic,” the press release added. - AFP