Afghan-Pakistan trade on decline due to Covid-19 SOPs
Due to Coronavirus SOPs at Pak-Afghan crossing point of Angoor adda, the exports and imports have reduced in recent months
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_However, the export of $2.6 million and $8.17 million imports have been made in April, and exports of $3.1 mln and imports of $100 million has taken place in March. The officials said that due to unavailability of internet and electricity, the operation as the Angoor crossing point has badly affected as the goods clearance take several houses due to lack of modern facilities. The traders have demanded that the authorities have to ensure that the provision of modern facilities if they want to significantly enhance the #bilateral_trade.
The officials termed the Angora adda Customs Terminal as a good omen for business and commercial activities in South Waziristan. The traders lamented that the road from Angoor adda to Wana is in a state of disrepair due to which freight vehicles could not reach on time. The traders also said that there is no proper network of banks which is another big hurdle in the way of trade on the crossing point.