Gwadar Port made operational for Afghan Transit Trade: Razak Dawood

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood has said that Gwadar Port has been made operational for the Afghan Transit Trade.

On a social media website Twitter, Abdul Razak Dawood said the Gwadar Port has been operationalized for Afghan Transit Trade under APTTA 2010.

He further said that that the move fulfills long standing request of the business community and the shipping industry of the country and it will also pave the way for generating business opportunities & employment both in Gwadar and along the highways.

Earlier, Trade activities at Pakistan-Afghanistan borders had resumed on April 10 after 49 days closure of the borders due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Pakistan had opened its borders, Torkham and Chaman cross with Afghanistan for the restoration of trade activities on the request of Afghan government.
According to a notification issued by Pakistan’s Foreign Office, as a neighbour and in view of fraternal relations, Pakistan remains in abiding solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, particularly at this time of global pandemic.
On Sunday, Abdul Razak Dawood had said the government was finalizing a scheme to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across all the sectors which would be announced shortly.
On a social media website Twitter, the adviser wrote, “It is our endeavor to help small businesses as compared to larger ones because of their weaker financial position.”
Razak Dawood further wrote, the government was committed to resolves all the major issues of small business to provide them better business environment in current challenging situation of COID-19 pandemic.

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