Afghan smuggling hurts Pakistani trade | Afghanistan News | Al Jazeera

Afghan smuggling hurts Pakistani trade

Pakistan businessmen say Afghan illegal transit trade hurts economy because of lax policing.

    War-torn Afghanistan is a landlocked nation and it depends on imports for most of its everyday household items.

    But many products are smuggled across the border into neighbouring Pakistan without paying the necessary taxes.

    Pakistani businessmen say the practice is damaging their country's economy, but the people who are supposed to stop the illegal trade may be content on filling their pockets and looking the other way.

    Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder reports from Peshawar.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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