Due to the lack of tradable currency through banking channels, the federal government on Friday authorized the export of another 14 commodities to Afghanistan in rupees via land routes, which appears to be another important milestone.
After a sharp drop in shipments to Afghanistan, the decision was made at a meeting of the cabinet’s Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), chaired by Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin.
The Taliban-led government will also benefit from the decision, as it will allow them to continue importing vital food items from Pakistan until the West recognizes their rule.
The decision was made in light of the food crisis and the current situation in Afghanistan, the ECC said.
Pakistan has taken a number of steps since the Taliban took control of Kabul, including a significant cut in tariffs on Afghan fruits and vegetables. In this regard, the ECC has waived a 45 percent tariff on Afghan chilghoza imports.