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Containers With Afghan Commercial Goods Stopped in Karachi

The China-based association of importers and goods carriers of Afghans said that over one thousand containers of transit goods of Afghan traders have been stopped in Karachi port in Pakistan.

The head of the association said Pakistan -- not considering the international laws -- has incurred millions of dollars of loss on Afghan traders.

“Most of the imported goods have been prevented through Pakistan’s transit routes, they are clothes, fabrics, tires, and constructional materials,” said Khan Agha Gulzad, head of the China-based association of importers and goods carriers of Afghans.

Meanwhile, several Afghan traders urged the caretaker Afghan government to discuss the problems of traders in Karachi port through diplomatic channels with Pakistan.

“20 to 25 containers of mine have been stopped in Karachi port which have been loaded from Dubai and China,” said Ahmad Zia Nik Andesh, an Afghan businessman.

“Karachi port is the easiest and cheapest way for our businesspeople. Thus, the traders are most interested in carrying their goods through this port. There are also other alternate ways such as Uzbekistan but carrying goods takes much time via this way,” said Zalmai Sarwari, another businessman.

As conflicts rise between Kabul and Islamabad, Afghan traders say that Pakistan exerts deliberate pressures on Afghanistan’s private sector in Karachi port and Torkham crossing.

The Af-Pak Chamber of Commerce has also said recent transit limitations by Pakistan are in contradiction with international principles.

Containers With Afghan Commercial Goods Stopped in Karachi

The head of the association said Pakistan -- not considering the international laws -- has incurred millions of dollars of loss on Afghan traders.

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The China-based association of importers and goods carriers of Afghans said that over one thousand containers of transit goods of Afghan traders have been stopped in Karachi port in Pakistan.

The head of the association said Pakistan -- not considering the international laws -- has incurred millions of dollars of loss on Afghan traders.

“Most of the imported goods have been prevented through Pakistan’s transit routes, they are clothes, fabrics, tires, and constructional materials,” said Khan Agha Gulzad, head of the China-based association of importers and goods carriers of Afghans.

Meanwhile, several Afghan traders urged the caretaker Afghan government to discuss the problems of traders in Karachi port through diplomatic channels with Pakistan.

“20 to 25 containers of mine have been stopped in Karachi port which have been loaded from Dubai and China,” said Ahmad Zia Nik Andesh, an Afghan businessman.

“Karachi port is the easiest and cheapest way for our businesspeople. Thus, the traders are most interested in carrying their goods through this port. There are also other alternate ways such as Uzbekistan but carrying goods takes much time via this way,” said Zalmai Sarwari, another businessman.

As conflicts rise between Kabul and Islamabad, Afghan traders say that Pakistan exerts deliberate pressures on Afghanistan’s private sector in Karachi port and Torkham crossing.

The Af-Pak Chamber of Commerce has also said recent transit limitations by Pakistan are in contradiction with international principles.

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