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Ghulam Khan trade route to open tomorrow

Ghulam Khan trade route to open tomorrow

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Jun 21, 2020 - 12:52

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon is all set to open the third border terminal at Ghulam Khan tomorrow (Monday) for bilateral trade with Afghanistaninfo-icon, the Foreign Office says.

Pakistan does transit trade with and imports items from Afghanistan through Torkham and Chaman border terminals as well.

The Foreign Office said the decision was taken, keeping in view both countries’ desire to increase trade and a renewed request from the Afghan government.

"This arrangement on trade will be in operation 6 days a week,” said a statement from the ministry in Islamabad. Saturdays will be reserved for pedestrian movement on the border crossing terminals.

The steps were being taken after implementation of all necessary protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ministry added.

The opening of the Ghulam Khan border crossing terminal and allowing imports from Afghanistan reflected Pakistan's resolve to help Afghanistan, the statement concluded.

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