The government’s vision for trade and economic ties with Afghanistan and the Central Asian Republics (CARs) is to make Pakistan a centre for regional trade, transport and transshipment, Prime Minister’s Advisor for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said on Tuesday.
“Our trade must be based on secure, open, consistent, reliable and legal movement of goods at the Afghanistan border along with enhanced connectivity with Afghanistan and CARs, the adviser said this on his official twitter account.
He said that this is a long-term vision and, through our current engagement with Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, “we are laying down the foundation for its implementation.”
This will ensure that Pakistan leverages its geo-economic position in the region to boost its foreign trade, Razak Dawood said.
Pakistan’s talks with Afghanistan in recent days have been a step in that direction, he said.