Opening of Torkhum border round the clock to take Pak-Afghan trade to new height: Experts

PESHAWAR: (Ch Mudassar Iqbal):Political and financial experts here Tuesday said the opening of Torkhum border round the clock between Pakistan and Afghanistan would take the volume of bilateral trade and business to new height and would expedite pace of economic development between the two countries.

The round the clock opening of the border was expected to be formally inaugurated on Wednesday.

Ishaq Fuad, former President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and leading businessman of Pakistan told APP that opening of the Tokhum border round the clock was a landmark and positive decision of Pakistan government that would largely benefit people of both the countries.

He said it would help increase bilateral trade and create enormous opportunities of employment for people on both sides of the border. The industries, SMEs and investment sectors in Khyber Pakthunkhwa and Balochistan would be largely benefited from this significant decision and transport sector would help get upward boom in future.