July 13, 2020: Pakistan has decided to resume Afghan exports from Wednesday, after implementing COVID-19 related protocols.
In a press release, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said the decision has been taken at the special request of the government of Afghanistan and with a view to facilitating Afghanistan's transit trade.
The Spokesperson said with this step, Pakistan has fulfilled its commitments under Pakistan-Afghanistan Transit Trade Agreement. She said Pakistan has restored bilateral trade and Afghan transit trade at all border crossing terminals to pre-COVID-19 status.
The Spokesperson said Pakistan remains fully committed to further strengthening its bilateral relations with Afghanistan in all areas including trade, and to facilitate Afghanistan's transit trade under APTTA.