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Wheat Flour Exports to Afghanistan Resume Partially

Wheat Flour Exports to Afghanistan  Resume Partially

PESHAWAR - The export of wheat flour and related items from Pakistan to Afghanistan has resumed partially, a media report said on Tuesday.
The federal government had banned the export of wheat flour and related commodities to Afghanistan on July 30 due to increasing domestic demand.
Dawn quoted official sources in Torkham as saying: “The export quota of wheat flour had also exhausted by the end of July and thus its export was stopped.”
After marathon talks with exporters, the federal government finally agreed to lift the ban on semolina, refined flour used in bakery items and fine flour on September 24.
But the ban on regular wheat flour exports to the landlocked country was yet to be lifted, the newspaper reported, citing unnamed officials.
Meanwhile, custom staff also confirmed the resumption of exports of wheat and related items to Afghanistan.
Before the imposition of the ban on July 30, 15 to 25 trucks laden with wheat flour and related items would be exported to Afghanistan via Torkham on a daily basis. (Pajhwok)