Afghanistan imposes cargo charges on Pakistani goods' trucks

Afghanistan imposes cargo charges on Pakistani goods' trucks

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Afghan authorities have imposed 5000 Afghan rupees on Pakistani trucks as cargo charges in Qandahar province close to Pakistan Balochistan province.

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The imposition of cargo charges has been confirmed by Vice President of Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jamal-Ud-Din Achakzai while talking to BBC.

He said these charges have not been imposed by the Afghan central government, but by the local administration of Qandahar province.

He said these charges have been received between Chamman and Spinbuldak.

He said these charges are also being received from Afghan good trucks by Afghan local administration as half of those being imposed on Pakistani trucks.

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He said it is discrimination and injustice towards Pakistan traders.

He said according to Afghan authorities, the charges have been received from Afghan trucks less as they have also been charged with other taxes.

Jamal-Ud-Din further said Pakistani trucks don't only transport goods of Pakistani traders to Afghanistan, but also to central Asian countries via Afghanistan.

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He acknowledged that Pakistani traders are facing various problems, which have been raised by the chamber in meetings held in Islamabad and Kabul.

He said Afghan authorities also gave assurance of addressing the traders' problems.