Minister of Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan informed the Senate today that the government is making serious efforts to address the issue of Afghan Transit Trade to promote trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The Minister who recently visited Afghanistan said Pakistan attaches great significance to trade and commercial relations with Afghanistan.

The Minister reiterated Prime Minister Sharif’s vision to share prosperity through economic integration, the economic cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan has gained momentum in the recent months. He said we are building on this momentum and moving from hostility to amity.

He said the two countries are also in the process of finalizing the Preferential Trade Agreement which will enhance market access to business of both the countries. He said the two countries have also started seriously addressing the issue of smuggling.

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