| GEO Business|
| Concerns Raised on proposed Pak-Afghan transit trade pact|
| Updated at: 1830 PST, Thursday, December 03, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Trade Thursday expressed serious reservations about the proposed agreement of Pak-Afghan Transit Trade.
The committee was told that the fifth round of Pak-Afghan talks about new transit trade pact would commence in Islamabad on December 19.
The federal secretary on trade told the committee that Afghanistan wanted to start formal trade with India via Pakistani route. He said Afghan products were already being sent to India through Pakistani route, but India was not allowed to export its product from this route.
Afghanistan has admitted the problem of border smuggling, he said, adding that it is not prepared to start formalize this informal trade.