PM Imran Khan takes important decisions over the Afghan Transit trade

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PM Imran Khan takes important decisions over the Afghan Transit trade

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed Pakistan's commitment to facilitate transit trade of Afghanistan.

He said this while chairing a meeting to review issues related to Pak-Afghan Transit Trade in Islamabad today.

The Prime Minister directed to ensure that the arrangement is not misused and does not hamper the growth of Pakistani industry.

Reiterating that the growth of industry and boosting exports are the key priorities for the present government, Imran Khan underscored the need for streamlining Pak-Afghan Transit Trade arrangement, in coordination with Afghan authorities, so as to create a mutually beneficial situation for the two countries and the region.

He also underlined the need for employing technology to preclude misuse of the arrangement by vested interests.

Imran Khan directed Ministry of Commerce to present a comprehensive plan, within three days, to ensure that a transparent corruption free arrangement capable of serving the intended purpose is put in place.

The Prime Minister was briefed on the existing set-up under Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Agreement and various issues being encountered at operational level.