Islamabad, First-ever shipment from Pakistan under TIR Reached Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 48 hours from Torkhum, Pakistan. Adviser to Prime Minister Mr. Razak Dawood said that the long-term vision of the Government for trade and economic relations with Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Central Asian Republics (CARs) is that we want to make Pakistan a hub for trade, transit & transhipment.The Advisor said that connectivity with trading partners is vital for viable trade relations. He said that the structure and efficiency connectivity networks enable access to markets and should be considered a facet of the trade competitiveness. This will ensure that Pakistan leverages its geo-economic location in the region to enhance its international trade. He said that the current engagement with Afghanistan & Uzbekistan, are steps towards implementation of this vision. The milestone has been achieved in Pakistan’s transit trade history as Pakistan Customs processed the first-ever TIR consignment at Torkhum destined for Tashkent (Uzbekistan) via Afghanistan.