Gwadar Port operationalised for Afghan transit trade: Dawood 

Adviser to Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood on Tuesday announced that the Ministry of Commerce has operationalised Gwadar Port for Afghan Transit Trade under the Afghanistan–Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (also known as APTTA 2010).

Taking to Twitter, he said, “Shipments of sugar, fertiliser and wheat will be transported in sealed trucks to Afghanistan. In this regard, 16000 metric tonnes of DAP and WFP cargo of 500,000 metric tonnes of wheat for Afghanistan will arrive next month. Moreover, ships from China will also be offloaded at Gwadar.  

“This fulfills the long-standing request of the business community and  the shipping industry, paving the way for generating business opportunities and employment both in Gwadar and  along highways. This move will kickstart port operations at Gwadar port which will also create and adopt eco-friendly initiatives to reduce energy usage and avoid costly oil spillovers for another big seaport of Pakistan.”

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