Pakistan allows transit of Afghan cargoes from Gwadar Port

By: News Desk      Published: 02:59 PM, 19 Apr, 2020
Pakistan allows transit of Afghan cargoes from Gwadar Port
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Federal Cabinet Secretary and Commerce Secretary Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera on Sunday in a tweet informed that Ministry of Commerce has granted permission to transport bagged Afghan transit cargoes in sealable trucks from Gwadar, as part of efforts for Afghan Transit Trade and operationalise Gwadar Port.

Commerce Secretary Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera said, “MoC grants permission to transport bagged Afghan Transit Cargoes in sealable trucks from #Gwadar, as part of our efforts to facilitate Afghan Transit Trade, operationalise Gwadar Port, & Western CPEC Route. It will also provide more employment opportunities for our Baloch people.”

As per the notification, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (PSCCI), Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI), Gwadar International Terminals Limited and other stakeholders have been approaching MoC with the request to allow the import of Afghan bulk cargo at the Gwadar Port and onward transit to Afghanistan in sealable trucks.

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Sukhera in another tweet said that Gwadar Port will get busy over next couple of months with following ships offloading including 16000 MT of DAP on May 10, 25000 MT by mid-May, World Food Program cargo of 500000 MT Wheat for Afghanistan and ships from China. “A lot of business opportunities will be generated, Insha’Allah,” he said.