LANDI KOTAL: Corp Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmad Butt along with Inspector General Frontier Corp (IGFC) Major General Waseem Ashraf and Commissioner Peshawar, Shahab Ali Shah paid visit to Torkham border on Tuesday and examined routine activities of various departments at the border.
The visiting officials visited terminals of Federal Intelligence Agency (FIA), National Logistic Cell (NLC) and Immigration counter where they were briefed by the concerned officials of the daily business. The forces and civil high-ups also warmly met with the Afghan border security soldiers at the ze-ro point of the border and ex-changed good gesture with them.
Later on briefing to the media persons Political Agent, Khyber Agency, Islam Zeb said that the official during their visit took some important decisions to enhance trade ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan. He added that quarantine, made compulsory for perishable items, import from Afghanistan via Torkham has been declared void and null and the Torkham custom office was asked to boost up its clearance process to encourage trade.
To facilitate the local traders, PA said more entrance and exits points would be constructed and hurdles erected in front of markets in Torkham would be removed. Earlier, extra-security measures had been adopted in the area on the arrival of the officials.