PM Imran Khan takes an important decision over Torkham Border
ISLAMABAD: Government of Pakistan on Monday has taken an important decision over the issue of Torkham Border.
Government has decided to continue ‘round the clock’ trade activities between Pakistan and Afghanistan through Torkham border.
The decision was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister’s Aide for Establishment, Muhammad Shehzad Arbab at the PM office, on directions of Imran Khan here in Islamabad.
The meeting – attended by the Secretaries of Interior, Defense, Commerce and Foreign ministries, officials of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and National Logistic Cell (NLC) and other concerned departments – was briefed that Torkham border remains open 8 to 10-hour daily for trade activities between both the countries.
Arbab ordered the concerned authorities to take immediate steps to ensure round the clock trade activities through Torkham border within 6 months.
The decision is aimed to expand bilateral relations and trade with the brotherly country, Afghanistan.
Taking on the micro-blogging website, twitter, PM Khan said, “The step will be instrumental in boosting bilateral trade & enhancing people to people contacts between the two brotherly countries”.