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1,900 Afghan-Bound Containers Stuck at Karachi Port

1,900 containers bound for Afghanistan are stuck at Karachi Port due to the COVID-19 situation, according to Pakistan’s The Express Tribune report.

Pakistan's Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday recommended to a committee of the nation's national assembly that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) take "immediate measures" to resume the Afghan Transit Trade, the report said.

But ministry officials said there was no ban on the Afghan Transit Trade, but the problem emerged due to the suspension of trade generally in the wake of COVID-19, and the matter would be resolved in the next two to three days.

The committee was informed that besides the Afghan Transit Trade, the ministry was also considering resuming bilateral trade with Afghanistan, and kinnow stored in warehouses would be shipped when the lockdown was lifted.

1,900 Afghan-Bound Containers Stuck at Karachi Port

The delay of goods for Afghanistan is hurting export orders, said Pakistan's Ministry of Commerce to MPs on Wednesday.

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1,900 containers bound for Afghanistan are stuck at Karachi Port due to the COVID-19 situation, according to Pakistan’s The Express Tribune report.

Pakistan's Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday recommended to a committee of the nation's national assembly that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) take "immediate measures" to resume the Afghan Transit Trade, the report said.

But ministry officials said there was no ban on the Afghan Transit Trade, but the problem emerged due to the suspension of trade generally in the wake of COVID-19, and the matter would be resolved in the next two to three days.

The committee was informed that besides the Afghan Transit Trade, the ministry was also considering resuming bilateral trade with Afghanistan, and kinnow stored in warehouses would be shipped when the lockdown was lifted.

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