Islamabad: A follow up meeting of Task Force of Executive Committee of Pakistan Afghanistan Parliamentary Friendship Group (Pak-Afghan PFG) was held to discuss the visit of the Committee to Quetta and Chaman border at Parliament House today. The Task Force appreciated the cooperation extended by Balochistan Government, and locals at the Chaman border for their hospitality and warm heartedness during the visit.
The Task force recommended expediting the progress on establishing Special Economic Zones near Chaman border, establishing border markets, and managing joint border area management matters. The Task Force recommend facilitating the traders at Chaman borders as it would enhance prosperity and development especially in border. The Executive Committee also deliberated on the matter of live stock export with Afghanistan in detail and recommended to keep the interest of the country on priority.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister Mr. Arbab Shahzad said that using technology and modern techniques to facilitate the people who cross borders daily would make life of the people easy. He said that deploying proper staff of concerned agencies of Pakistan Customs and Federal Investigation agencies would facilitate the common men and traders at Chaman border.
Special Envoy of Pakistan for Afghanistan Sadiq khan stressed on the need to introduce E- Rahadri especially on Chaman Border crossing. He said that border management would be economically beneficial to both countries. MNA Ms. Shandana Gulzaar said that business oriented approach can enhance mutual trade. MNA Mr. Salahudin expressed his gratitude for the visit of the Task Force of Pak-Afghan Executive Committee of Chaman border.
The meeting of Executive Committee was attended by MNAs Mr. Yaqoob Sheikh, Mr. Salahudin, Mr. Haider Ali, Ms.Nafeesa Khattak, Ms. Shandana Gulzaar and Senior officers from Ministry of Interior, National Logistic Cell, Federal Investigation Agency, Pakistan Customs, and Balochistan Government.