Pakistan’s Exports to Afghanistan Witness 15% Growth in 10MFY21

Earlier in an interview with Bloomberg, Dawood said Pakistan was seeking more trade with Afghanistan.

Pakistan-Afghanistan Torkham Border.

Pakistan’s exports to Afghanistan during July 2020-April 2021 have grown by 15% to $869 million from $754 million a year ago.

This was informed by the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry & Production, Abdul Razak Dawood, in a Twitter post on Monday.

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“The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) is glad to share that Pakistan’s exports to Afghanistan during July-April 2021 have grown by 15% to $869 million compared to $754 million during July-April 2021. The exports of dairy products, fruits, vegetables, meat, chemicals, electrical equipment, machinery, paper & paperboard have contributed to this surge,” Dawood tweeted.

“We continue to uplift legal, secure, transparent, consistent, and reliable trade with Afghanistan. Exporters are urged to market their exports to Afghanistan aggressively. We also commend the efforts of the MOC’s Trade and Investment Counsellor and urge him to provide even greater facilitation to our exporters,” he went on to add.

Earlier in an interview with Bloomberg, Dawood said Pakistan was seeking more trade with Afghanistan and other Central Asian states, including Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.

As the South Asian country aims to expand its trade footprint — from less than a billion dollars in the last ten years to some $1.5 billion a year, a new trade pact with Kabul is expected in June.

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According to a report by DAWN, which quoted the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) president, a boost in trade with Afghanistan will depend on peace in the area, clearance of land routes, and hassle-free movement of trading goods after withdrawal of US troops.

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  • Pakistan should have grab the oppurtunity of increasing its exports to Qatar during Gulf crisis but U dumb ass missed it. Turkey stepped forward and got benefited. You also missed the same oppurtunity with Iran. UAE is exporting 23 Billion USD goods to Iran more than our exports combined.

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