ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Wednesday that Transit Trade Agreement between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan is expected to be finalized soon to propel country’s exports besides expanding market access to Central Asian Republics (CAR) through shortest land routes for exports of Pakistani products.
In a statement issued here, the Minister said that after finalization of Pakistan Afghanistan and Tajikistan (PAT) Transit Trade Agreement would usher in a new era of prosperity which would have far reaching impact on the country’s exports.
Khurram Dastgir Khan further said for promotion of trade with Central Asian states, negotiations are underway for abolishing extra duty on exports and duty guarantee from Afghanistan.
He said Pakistan would also provide equal facilities to the Afghan traders in term of transit trade and with the provision of these facilities, an environment of confidence between the two countries would be evolved.
The Minister said during the tenure of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Pak- Afghan trade would boost rapidly and agreements made during his visit to Pakistan would be implemented.