Afghanistan’s stability is Pakistan’s direct access to Central Asia for greater trade

The Speaker of National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that peace and stability in Afghanistan offer enormous opportunities not only to Afghans but also to the people of Pakistan in terms of access to Central Asian countries for greater trade and connectivity.

According to media reports, the NA Speaker Asad Qaiser has made these remarks while chairing the meeting of Afghanistan Inter Ministerial Coordination Cell (AICC) in Islamabad on Thursday. He stressed that the world must not abandon people of Afghanistan in their time of need.

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During the meeting, the National Security Adviser and Convener of AICC, Dr Moeed Yusuf presented a detailed presentation about Afghanistan Inter Ministerial Coordination Cell and the progress made so far on various initiatives undertaken by the forum to facilitate the process of humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan.

Dr Moeed Yusuf has informed the meeting that five billion assistance package has been announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan included immediate supply of food commodities, lifesaving drugs, winter supplies and shelters comprising tents and blankets.

Speaker was informed that special dispensation is now in place for any International Non-Government Organization willing to support Afghanistan’s humanitarian assistance efforts from Pakistan. A proposal for grant of long term residency to foreign investors is being formalized for final approval by the PM Imran Khan.

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