ISLAMABAD -- On the intervention of the Speaker National Assembly AsadQaiser and the Special Committee on Agricultural Products, Ministry of Interior on Thursday issued a notification regarding de-sealing of Taftan Border for trade purposes. The Interior Ministry modifying it's earlier orders of March 27 and April 13, 2020 regarding sealing of western border has allowed opening of Taftan Border throughout the week for trade purpose subject to the observance of guidelines and SoPs.
The decision has been conveyed to the Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Inspector General, Frontier Corps Balochistan for its immediate implementation.
Taking cognisance of the various issues faced by Mango exporters and farmers, the Special Committee on Agriculture products summoned Ministries of Food Security and Research, Interior and Aviation to thrash out those issues.
Speaker AsadQaiser was of the view that mango was a perishable commodity and procedural delays or logistic hurdles cost million to national exchequer. He warned that no delay in border opening and trade facilitation will not be tolerated.
The Committee in its previous meeting had recommended that the Ministry of Interior should take appropriate and urgent trade-facilitative measures for opening and operation of Taftan border throughout the week during the mango season with extended timings to facilitate mango exports to Iran.
The Speaker has also written a letter to the Prime...