Govt’s vision for trade with Afghanistan, CARs is to make Pakistan economic hub: Dawood

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Adviser on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood has said government’s vision for trade and economic relations with Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics (CARs) is to make Pakistan a hub for trade, transit and transshipment.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, he said our trade must be based on secure, open, consistent, reliable and legal movement of goods at the Afghan border along with enhanced connectivity with Afghanistan Central Asian Republics.

The Adviser said this is a long-term vision and, through our current engagement with Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, we are laying down the foundation for its implementation.

He said this will ensure that Pakistan leverages its geo-economic location in the region to enhance its international trade. Abdul Razak Dawood said our discussions with Afghanistan over the past few days are a step in that direction.