Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Pakistan Allows Afghan Trucks from India for “Free Trade”.

Fawad Chaudhry, the Federal Information Minister, has stated that Afghan trucks transporting wheat from India through Pakistan to the war-torn country will be permitted to pass toll-free.

Islamabad has finalised plans for India to supply wheat to Afghanistan on humanitarian grounds, and the customs department has been tasked with ensuring smooth formalities. According to the agreement, 60 trucks will go from Afghanistan to Wagah Border (Lahore) and then to Attari (India) to collect the first delivery of wheat from Indian authorities.

“We will not charge any duty/tax from the Afghan authorities on the collection of wheat from India at the Attari border,” a senior customs officer said.

The Indian government has reached an arrangement with an Afghanistan-based logistics company to convey empty trucks over the Torkham border (Peshawar) to Wagah (Lahore). When the trucks entered Pakistan in Torkham, the authorities would conduct a thorough security check.

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