QUETTA: Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industries (QCCI) president Ghulam Farooq Khan Khilji and senior vp Badaruddin Kakar have expressed critical concern over closure of the Chaman border between Pakistan and Afghanistan and stated it’s badly affecting the Balochistan’s economic system because the commerce between the 2 nations has come to a whole halt.
Throughout a gathering on the QCCI workplace on Saturday, they stated that the continual closure of the Pak-Afghan border brought about huge unemployment as hundreds of each day wagers working at either side of the border misplaced their jobs. They stated the closure of the border had created a troublesome state of affairs for the folks within the bordering districts of the province.
They urged the federal government to instantly open the Chaman border in order that commerce actions between the 2 nations could possibly be resumed.
“Even financially stable people in import, export and service businesses are facing a serious economic crisis,” Mr Khliji stated.
He stated that already employment alternatives have been very restricted in Balochistan which had no industrial and different jobs in its border areas. The closure of the Chaman border with neighbouring Afghanistan had additional deteriorated the financial state of affairs in these areas.
Elevating alarm over shrinking enterprise alternatives in Balochistan, the QCCI leaders stated that if the border continued to stay closed, industrialists and merchants within the province would go bankrupt and hundreds of individuals would lose their livelihoods. Due to the closure of the Chaman border, a big a part of the nation’s enterprise had now shifted to Iran, they added.
They expressed anger over what they known as the federal government’s non-seriousness over this situation and stated some folks have been doing politics over the closure of the Pak-Afghan border.
Revealed in Daybreak, July 20th, 2020