Nasib Shah Shinwari
LANDIKOTAL: A joint meeting of Pakistan and Afghanistan transport union leaders was held at the Pak-Afghan border in Torkham on Tuesday after Haji Azimullah Shinwari was selected as the president of all Torkham transport unions.
A ceremony in this regard was held at Torkham where transporters and traders of both Pakistan and Afghanistan participated and decided that they would work jointly to resolve the issues of transporters.
Talking to the gathering Torkham Transport union’s newly elected president Haji Azimullah Shinwari said that transporters of both countries were facing numerous issues.
He said the newly elected cabinet of the transport union would meet authorities at Torkham to discuss passport and visa issues of both Pakistani and Afghan drivers.
Afghan transport union president Haji Qasim and another representative of Afghan transporters vowed that they would jointly work with Torkham transport’s newly selected cabinet to resolve the transporter’s and driver’s issues.
Pakistan and Afghanistan transport union leaders demanded the officials at the Pak-Afghan border in Torkham provide relaxation to the transporters of both countries when they transport import, export and Afghan transit trade goods via the Torkham border to enhance trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The union leaders said that the trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan was suffered already and if they did not compensate the transporters, the trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan would decline which would suffer the economy and people of both countries.
Earlier Haji Azimullah Shinwari was selected as the president of Torkham transport union, Alam Shir as chairman, Taimur Shamwari as vice president and Zulfiqar was selected as the general secretary of Torkam transport union.