Price of goods may rise as spin boldak crossing remains closed

KABUL (TOLONews): The Chamber of Commerce and Investment said that the closing of the Spin Boldak-Chaman crossing may increase the price of food in the markets.
This chamber added that with closure of Spin Boldak, the relations between traders of Afghanistan and Pakistan faced problems.
“All vehicles are stopped in the ports and this has a negative impact for both sides, it’s a big defect not only for tge private sector of Afghanistan but also for the private sector of Pakistan,” said Khanjan Alokozai, a member of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI).
Meanwhile, The Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Chamber of Commerce called on the government to open the crossing.
“Blocking the port is a harmful act in general and we ask both governments to open these ports for commerce immediately,” said Naqibullah Safi, head of the joint chamber.
The Islamic Emirate said that the appointed delegation was sent to Spin Boldak crossing.
“There is a problem in Spin Boldak that is under research, and we hope that we never have these kind problems,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate.