Pak-Afghan luxury bus service to launch from next month
Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed to make all-out efforts to launch a luxury bus service between Peshawar and Jalalabad and Quetta and Kandahar by end of August this year, confirmed Pakistani embassy in Kabul.
The statement said the two countries agreed to make arrangements for border crossing more efficient and to remove obstacles to the speedy clearance of transit trade at the border.
Pakistan had agreed to restore the ‘Dosti Bus Service’ suspended for 5 years between Pakistan and Afghanistan in November last year, but both countries could not start this service due to lack of suitable transport company.
According to the statement issued by the Pakistani Embassy, the Pakistani delegation headed by the Secretary for Commerce Muhammad Saleh Ahmed Farooqui visited Afghanistam from July 18 to 20. During the visit, necessary steps were taken to improve mutual trade, transit and connectivity and to facilitate trade while considering solutions to the problems faced by importers, exporters, traders and business community of both the countries.
The statement said that mutual transit trade has increased in the current financial year and this momentum needs to be maintained and further strengthened on a mutually beneficial basis.