First-ever Shipment From Pakistan Under TIR Reaches Tashkent
Adviser to Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood on Monday informed that first-ever shipment from Pakistan under Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) reached Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 48 hours from Torkham, Pakistan, Sputnik reports.
The Adviser 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 and transshipment" the adviser said this on his official twitter account.
Razak Dawood 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.
He said 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 and 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 Torkham destined for Tashkent (Uzbekistan) via Afghanistan, Razak Dawood said.