Islamabad airport handles first Afghan cargo

Published October 16, 2021
Commerce Adviser Abdul Razak Dawood termed the cargo handling a historic moment. — APP/File
Commerce Adviser Abdul Razak Dawood termed the cargo handling a historic moment. — APP/File

ISLAMABAD: Commerce Adviser Abdul Razak Dawood said on Friday the government was fully focused on boosting trade and exports with Afghanistan.

He said peace in Afghanistan and strengthening of economic relationship between the two countries would help increase bilateral trade.

Talking to media on the occasion of first cargo handling from Islamabad airport to Afghanistan via road, the minister said it was a historic moment. The cargo reached the airport via a private air company WF Integral. Mr Razak said despite having a cargo handling facility at Islamabad Airport, the complex remained inactive for international transportation. “This facility would also help in despatching goods coming from other countries to Afghanistan,” he added.

Published in Dawn, October 16th, 2021

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