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The Express Tribune

Published Date: Aug 24, 2013

Expert discuss ways to promote Pak-Afghan trade

With trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan touching $5
billion a year, experts gathered at a seminar to discuss barriers
hindering growth on Friday.

Economists, politicians and businessmen came together for "Afghanistan-Pakistan Trade: Emerging Trends and Challenges" at the
Sustainable Development Policy Institute in the wake of Afghan President
Hamid Karzai’s upcoming visit. As the landlocked country looks to
Pakistan for growth, the Afghanistan Pakistan Trade Agreement does not
fully exploit the potential that exists. With an annual trade figure of
$4.5 billion, just $2.5 billion is legal, said Afghan Commercial Attaché
Munir Yousufzai.

Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce Secretary General
Faiza Nasir said an Afghan trader can get multiple visa within three
days to enter Pakistan, while a Pakistani trader suffers for weeks. "Trade never stops, even between the countries at war and policymakers
in both countries must take measures to bridge historical geo-political
challenges and devise policies which can protect the interests of both
countries," said Senior Analyst Ejaz Haider.

Raja Amir Ali, former vice president of Rawalpindi Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, added that Pakistan and Afghanistan should set up
an electronic data exchange system at the border between the two