KABUL: For the first time, Pakistan has begun transit trade to Afghanistan via sea route using the Gwadar Port, the neighboring country’s commerce ministry informed on Friday.
“The cargo ship SIBULK TRADITION has berthed at Gwadar, carrying 16000 tonnes of urea for Transit to Afghanistan. This is a first and marks the beginning of a new era in Pakistan’s trade by sea,” informed Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood in a series of tweets.
The SAPM added that for the first time, fertilizer bagging will be done locally instead of foreign ports. “Urea will be bagged and shipped on trucks to Afghanistan at Gwadar, which will generate employment for the locals.”
“Instructions have already been passed to allocate all labour jobs to local population,” he added, as quoted by business recorder.
The Kabul Times