Afghanistan is a land locked country and has borders with Pakistan,
Iran and Uzbekistan. Country has no sea port and without Railway.
The Borders are connected with the Pakistan territory at two major
entry points. One is Torkhum across the Divider line and the other
near to the Chaman. All major trade traffic is being routed through
overland traffic from Pakistan.
After the withdrawal of Russian forces the Country was suffered a
long civil war and the extremist Taliban ruled for some time but
with the intervention of Allied forces spearheaded by US under the
mandate of UN the Taliban regime was overthrown and there was a lot
of demographic change with the establishment of a legitimate and
elected regime based on democracy and by direct franchise of the
voters. After the indulgence of US and allied forces in Afghanistan
the war ravaged country came under a rapid re-construction process
and global donation poured in the economy of the poor country to
raise infra structure and development. The country is passing
through a new phase of re-construction in all spheres of life which
may bring change to the common men in communication, education,
literacy and poverty and other sectors of economy like trade and
commerce and it is likely that the country shall get the status of a
fast developing country shortly, provided the global interest
continues for development and the cause on humanitarian basis.
Geographically Pakistan is in a very vulnerable position and playing
it's role in the capacity for providing all logistic support and
maintaining brotherly relation with Afghanistan. Major chunk of
traffic which arrives at Karachi port is sent by land route to
Afghanistan and the custom laws are very soft for this country.
Pakistan is serving as a major hub for Afghanistan transit trade
(both ways) and the prospects for enhancing trade and commercial
activities through Pakistan are very bright and viable. Future is
all bright and rosy.
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