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Af-Pak trade suspension fuels grave concern

Af-Pak trade suspension fuels grave concern

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Mar 12, 2017 - 10:13

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa traders have voiced deep concern at the closure of the border with Afghanistaninfo-icon and the ensuing suspension of bilateral trade.

Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) President Haji Muhammad Afzal the border blockade had inflicted huge losses on businessmen from the two countries over the last 20 days.

While ensuring security, the government should also take measures for the resumption of trade for the of country’s economic stability and facilitation of people, he said in a statement on Friday.

He proposed the security issue should be addressed in a manner did not harm trade between the neighbours. The business community of KP had suffered big losses due to the closure of border.

Afzal lamented the decision had been hurting exporters, importers, custom-clearing agents, truckers and thousands of daily wagers. He said commodities worth billions of rupees were perishing.

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