Pakistan resumes partial export of wheat flour to Afghanistan

LANDI KOTAL: After two months, the export of wheat flour to Afghanistan was resumed by Pakistan via Torkham, as it was stopped earlier due to rising domestic demand.

After lengthy negotiations with the exporters, the Federal Government finally agreed to lift the ban on semolina (suji), refined flour used in bakery items, and fine atta (flour) on September 24.

As per sources, only one truck loaded with refined flour, fine atta and semolina flour had crossed over to Afghanistan, as three to four trucks still await custom clearance at Torkham after the ban was lifted.

As the export of wheat-related items to Afghanistan resumed, the customs staff said that at least 15 to 25 trucks loaded with wheat flour and other related items would go to Afghanistan via Torkham on a daily basis.

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