One and a half months have passed since Pakistan imposed restrictions on Afghan transit goods in Karachi, and hundreds of merchant containers are stopped at Karachi port.
The spokesman of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said that a delegation of the Islamic Emirate in a meeting with Pakistan officials reached an agreement on the transfer of Afghan transit goods in the port of Karachi.
Nooruddin Azizi, acting Minister of Industry and Commerce of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, led a delegation to Pakistan in a bilateral meeting.
"The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Pakistan were present at this meeting. It was agreed that the transit goods of Afghan businessmen stopped at the port of Karachi should be released,” said Akhundzada Abdul Salam Jawad.
The Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Chamber of Commerce said that currently only containers stuck in Karachi port will be allowed to move.
“But in the future, it will be discussed again what the new situation and conditions will be. For now, the problems of these containers have been solved. If it continues like this, I think Afghans will not use this way,” said Khanjan Alokozai, head of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Chamber of Commerce.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan said that meetings of the officials of the country with a delegation from the current government of Afghanistan have also addressed facilitating the trade and transit sectors.
“In the meeting, discussions about investment in the private and public sector, transit, trade at crossings, and preventing obstacles in the trade sector were discussed,” said Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch.
Earlier, the Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Chamber of Commerce said that the recent restrictions imposed on the country's transit goods at the port of Karachi have caused a loss of more than twenty million dollars to the country's merchants.