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Modern Terminal to be constructed at Torkham to facilitate trade activities

Modern Terminal to be constructed at Torkham to facilitate trade activities
May 17, 2017

PESHAWAR, 17 May: Collector Customs Khyber Agency, Qurban Ali Khan on Tuesday said that a state of the art terminal will be constructed at Torkham at the cost of Rs12 billion to facilitate trade activities. He said that the terminal will later be made part of the mega China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
During a meeting between Customs Clearance Agents and transporters in Landikotal, Customs Collector Qurban Ali said that the Torkham terminal will be constructed on modern lines. He said that the terminal will help facilitate and enhance trade activities and control smuggling. He said that the design of the terminal is ready and the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to lay the foundation of the project in next few weeks. The project will be completed in three to four years.

The Customs Collector said Torkham Customs is collecting Rs700 million per month. He agreed with the clearing agents and transporters that strict visa and transport rules have put negative impact on trade activities. However, he said no compromise could be made on security measures.

He said fares have increased due to stopping of empty trailers and containers by Afghan officials and trade has also suffered. He said the timing of allowing the vehicles to cross the border has been increased by two hours to resolve this problem. He said negotiations will be held with Afghan officials to convince them not to stop vehicles on their side of the border.

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