More than 2,000 cargo trucks stuck in Afghan-Pak crossing points

KABUL: Pakistani officials saying that more than 2,000 cargoes bound to Afghanistan have remained stuck at the crossing points for more than a month.

Pakistan’s Directorate General of Transit Trade’s data showed that 1,587 vehicles loaded with Afghan transit containers en-route to Chaman and 526 vehicles to Torkham side remained unmoved at the crossing areas.

Besides, more than 900 vehicles returning with empty containers are stuck on the Afghan side of the crossing points, according to the data.

Altogether, almost 5,600 drivers/cleaners are stranded at both sides of Pak-Afghan crossing points counting days for the opening and starting of transit traffic.

All Pakistan Customs Bonded Carrier Association urged the authorities to let Afghan transit trade cargoes cross the ports, which have been stuck over 30 days due to the closure of Pak-Afghan border.

The Kabul Times

 

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