Target of $5 billion export to Afghanistan set by govt in next 3 years: Advisor

News Desk

The current government has set an export target of five billion dollars to Afghanistan in next three years, the Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood has said, adding that the trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan has three dimensions, including transit trade, bilateral trade and informal trade, which needs to be documented as well as modernized with infrastructure.

According to media reports, the Adviser on Commerce and Investment has made these remarks during an interview with APP.

Abdul Razak Dawood has said that the informal trade between the two countries last year was two billion dollars, where both sides have more prospects to enhance the bilateral trade volume. The trade could also help to further strengthen relations between two brotherly countries and achieve the agenda of mutual interest, he said.

While answering a question, the Advisor has said that Pakistan and Afghanistan are negotiating with different stakeholders to finalize the Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement, which will be reviewed in February next year.

“Both countries are in discussions to remove barriers and overcome hurdles impeding bilateral trade to promote free trade between the two countries,” he added.