‘Promotion of exports vital for economic stability, development’

-Asad Qaiser says govt keen to boost Pak-Afghan trade ties
-Terms Afghanistan as favorable export destination
-Directs FBR, Customs to pace clearance system for Afghan Transit Trade

By Asghar Ali Mubarak

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser Wednesday said promoting exports was imperative for economic stability and development of Pakistan.
He was chairing the appraisal meeting of the Executive Committee of the Pakistan Afghanistan Parliamentary Friendship Group (PFG) to review the implementation of the decisions regarding Pak-Afghan trade and visa facilitation in the Parliament House here.
The speaker said Afghanistan by virtue of its location was a favorable export destination besides being at the transit route to the Central Asia. He stressed for implementation of the recommendations of the Executive Committee of Pak-Afghan Friendship Group for fully realizing the export potential of the country.
The National Logistic Cell representative informed the committee that container clearance had reached to average of up to 1,870 per day due to deployment of extra personnel and speedy clearance of Afghanistan bound containers and would be enhanced up to 2,000 containers per day.