Suger loaded trucks not allowed to enter Afghanistan


By Ashrafuddin Pirzada

LANDIKOTAL:On the directives of Economic Coordination Committee(ECC) Islamabad custom authorities at Torkham border not allowed entery of 102 long trailer trucks carrying suger to Afghanistan and sent them back to Jamrud custom office for further action,sources said on Thursday.

A Pakistan’s custom official at Torkham on the request of anonymity told The News that on the written directives of the Economic Coordination Committee Islamabad they not allowed the 102 trucks loaded with 3774 tons of suger being exported to Afghanistan.He said the ECC had taken the decision after the shortage of suger that caused hiked suger price in the country.

He said the truck had reached to Torkham border some two weeks ago had paid all its exports dues and taxes. He said all the trucks were sent to Jamrud custom office where they would be waiting for the further decision from the ECC committee.

The official said export of onions was also banned to Afghanistan. He said all custom agents had been informed of the ECC ban on suger and onions.