Pakistan consulate in Jalalabad to resume issuing visa to Afghans

Pakistan Consulate in Jalalabad city of eastern Nangarhar province will resume issuing visas to Afghans from Tomorrow (Sunday), more than a month after being closed for security concerns, local officials said Saturday.

The provincial government media office in a statement said that the decision came after the consulate reached on an agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Based on the schedule being set by the local governance, the residents of Rodat, Pacheragam, Chaparhar, Khogyani and Sherzad districts who hold national ID cards could receive visas on Sunday.

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Visas sought for Afghan traders at Torkham border

Participants of a daylong conference in Peshawar have asked the government of Pakistan to issue Afghan traders with visas at the Torkham border crossing.

Attended by trade leaders and political figures, the all parties conference (APC) presented the government with the first-ever Charter of Economy (CoE)aimed at boosting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s economy.

While seeking abolition of the regulatory duty on imports from Afghanistan, they called for concrete measures to facilitate trade with Afghanistan.

The government was urged to provide infrastructure, including the Internet, banking and electricity facilities at the Ghulam Khan, Kharlachi and other custom stations in the tribal belt.

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