PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The strategically located Gwadar port is already being used for Afghan transit trade, says the Balochistan chief minister.
When commissioned, the port would lend a boost to business and trade activities, Mir Ali Mardan Domki told reporters on Tuesday.
During his visit to Gwadar, the chief minister chaired a meeting to review the pace of work on development projects at the port.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has asked the government to renegotiate the transit trade agreement with Afghanistan.
The council claimed the pact was being exploited by some traders who smuggled goods back into Pakistan, evading taxes and damaging the local industry.
In a letter to the commerce ministry, PBC demanded the accord should be revised to prevent the abuse of the facility and protect tax revenue.