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CPEC to include Afghan-Pak transit trade

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CPEC to include  Afghan-Pak transit trade
 Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) has said that, the recent move by the business leaders to include Afghanistan-Pakistan transit trade in the Chinese economic corridor, would help traders access to Central Asian markets.
Business leaders have recently called for Pakistan and Afghanistan transit trade in the economic corridor, however according to some media quoting the PAJCCI President, Junaid Makda to have said in a statement that Afghans and Pakistanis involved in bilateral trade were not much familiar with the transit trade facilities, under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC.)
“Nevertheless, under CPEC with enhancement of facilities for Pak-Afghan Transit Trade, Pakistani traders can gain easy market access to Central Asian Republics via Afghanistan,” he said in the statement.
Transit trade volume between Afghanistan and Pakistan has recently declined to nearly 1.6 billion USD, during the ongoing fiscal year and that he said through Chabahar Port, growing transit trade expansion between Afghanistan and India would result in further decline in Pak-Afghan transit trade.
According to him, Afghan-Pak traders were unaware of the facilities, more likely be provided through Chaman and Torkham borders under the project.
The people of Afghanistan are waiting for lasting peace restored in their country, either via cooperation from China or Pakistan, and want their country developed economically, by any means, either helped by Pakistan or India.
Subsequent political tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Chabahar Port of Iran, was one of the good alternative by India to provide more facilities to Afghan traders.
Both the people and government of Afghanistan, are fed up with long-protracted war and insurgency along their borders and terrorists activities which are victimizing innocent people on a daily bases, and are eying China as a key political and economic partner to first convince Pakistan to sit around a negotiation table with Afghanistan to decide for completely dismantling terrorism and overcoming militancy along the two countries’ shared borders and then ask for a coordination between the two countries on one side and India and China on the other to avoid political and military tensions and decide for their nations economic prosperity.
India’s economic plan with Afghanistan, shouldn’t be believed a move against Pakistan, nor the Afghan poverty-stricken nation want any confrontation with their neighbors and India wanted to help the war-suffered Afghans, by launching major economic projects.
The move comes after Pakistan failed to have Afghanistan as its close economic partner, [as recently China is seeking ways to have the war-affected country an economic corridor for Pakistan to the central Asian markets.] So, both China and the neighboring Pakistan should jointly work for firstly a terrorist free zone around their-and-the Afghan borders, and then can join hand to reach the rapidly implemented successful project, and consequently reach its dream of One-Belt and One-Road initiative.
Afghanistan and Pakistan have no option, except joining hand for the welfare of their nations with joint culture, traditions and religious relations, so any ominous plan trying fuel tension between the two countries, should jointly neutralized in the spit.