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President Dr Arif Alvi calls for increasing trade crossing points with neighbouring countries



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ISLAMABAD(Web Desk):- President Dr Arif Alvi has called for increasing the trade crossing points with the neighbouring countries in Balochistan that would greatly help generate economic activities as well as enhance quantum of exports.

Addressing a meeting on Borders and Trade Management in Balochistan in Islamabad on Monday, he asked the concerned organizations to take steps for facilitating the importers and exporters of the border areas of Balochistan to enhance the country’s exports.

The President asked the relevant departments to take practical steps for improving ease of doing business and help facilitate the transportation of goods from Balochistan to other provinces.

The meeting emphasized the need for easing and expediting the process of granting NOCs to foreign investors as well as facilitating the businessmen of Central Asian States to import and export their goods through Gwadar Port.

In order to boost bilateral trade with Afghanistan, the Finance Minister informed that the ministry had been decided to trade with Afghanistan in local currency.

He assured that his Ministry would provide all necessary support at trading points with neighbouring countries to help the traders of Balochistan.

Meanwhile, President Dr Arif Alvi has emphasized the need for extending robust internet connectivity across Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan so as to fully cover all population pockets and highways in these areas.

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