Pakistan to allow Afghan exports through Wagah from July 15

Pakistan on Monday decided to allow Afghan exports through Wagah border from July 15 after implementing all Covid-19 protocols.

Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq stated that Pakistan has already restored bilateral trade and Afghan transit trade at all border crossings.

Pakistan decided on Monday to reopen the Wagah border to resume Afghan exports through the crossing.

In a statement issued today, the Foreign Office (FO) said that Pakistan decided to resume exports through the border on special request from the Government of Afghanistan. The statement said decision has been taken to facilitate Afghanistan’s transit trade.

The border will reopen on July 15 after implementing coronavirus related SOPS. “With this step, Pakistan has fulfilled its commitments under Pakistan-Afghanistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA),” the FO statement read.

Pakistan remains fully committed to further strengthening its bilateral relations with Afghanistan in all areas including trade, and to facilitate Afghanistan’s transit trade under APTTA, the statement added.

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