ISLAMABAD: In move promote trade activities on in trade route between Pakistan and Afghanistan, two countries going to provide six monthly visa to truck drivers.
This was announced by the Federal Minister of Commerce Navid Kamar during a conversation with media in Islamabad on Saturday.
He claimed that six monthly visa will be issued truck drivers within the Pakistani-Afghan trade agreement. According to the agreed terms, both countries will give six- monthly visas to each other truck drivers so they can easily move across the border unhindered.
Permission of visa problems, he said, would facilitate smooth delivery of products in both countries.
The visa regime will not only available for drivers in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but they also Use the service in Uzbekistan. To expand the facility to Uzbekistan, an agreement will be signed between three countries, minister claimed.
AT reply to the question, said Navid Qamar, although there is also a demand to allow trucks cross the border of Vaga with India, but below current levels of ties between Pakistan and India, the same is not possible.
Unresolved issues between two neighbors can be resolved by dialogue. Naveed Qamar has previously reported that Pakistan has traditionally been dependent on on export markets of Middle East, USA and European Union (EU). However, the Central Asian states offer big potential for export, which remains unused market for Pakistan.
He stated that the government’s vision is to make Pakistan tradetransit and shipment hub for connectivity with Afghanistan and beyond. In this regard, Pakistan signed a transit trade agreement with Uzbekistan and is negotiating another agreement with Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.
Pakistan recently signed a transit agreement trade agreement with Uzbekistan, and negotiations are underway for further transit trade agreements with Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.
According to the details of bilateral trade between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan remained at $4.27 million during the financial year. year 2021-22 which does not reflect true potential of trade between two countries.
From April 19 to 20, 2022, the Pak-Kyrgyz trade and investment forum was held in Islamabad and on April 22 in Lahore. Project of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on institution of The joint working group was divided with Kyrgyz Republic and their response is expected.