Pakistan seeks amendment of APTTA.
When contacted the officials of Trade ministry said that currently the Gul Train had to cover an arduous journey of 6,500 Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul route in 11 days, which according to Turkish officials' recommendations could be minimized by including Taftan as one of the entry points.
Trade ministry has said that if Afghanistan conceded to the recommendation of amending APTTA, it would be a historical breakthrough, upgrading Pakistani exports and massive foreign exchange earnings.
Sources expressed hopes that the issue would be raised in the next APPTA meeting, and of Afghanistan acceded to Pakistan's demands for amendment , Pakistan would add new clauses, articles to the agreement.
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|Publication:||The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)|
|Date:||Jun 16, 2014|
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