Sherpao calls for enhancing trade with Afghanistan

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Peshawar: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has said that the government should take steps to formalize trade activities with Afghanistan in order to facilitate the business community and generate revenue for the country. He was talking to a delegation of businessmen and lawyers at the party secretariat here on Saturday. He said that the trade activities were being carried out through the unfrequented routes, which was damaging Pakistan’s economy. He assured the delegation that he would spare no effort to highlight their problems at all forums in addition to taking up their issues with the Afghan government in a bid to facilitate them. He said his party would soon convene a conference of the businessmen representing all bodies of the traders to learn about their issues and subsequently iron out a strategy to help resolve their problems. QWP leader urged the government to remove the hurdles hampering trade activities between Islamabad and Kabul. He added that the bilateral trade volume was very low and concrete efforts were needed to promote trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Online