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Tajikistan can use Gwadar port facilities in Balochistan (Pakistan)

President Asif Ali Zardari has said that Pakistan and Tajikistan need to work closely on infrastructure, energy connectivity and trans-regional economic cooperation projects such as CASA-1000. This he said during his meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to Pakistan Zubaydullo N. Zubaydov here at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Thursday. Bilateral relations between the two countries and the progress on various mutually agreed projects were discussed during the meeting. The President thanked President Emomali Rahmon for extending invitation to attend the Navroz festival in Dushanbe. He said that Pakistan attaches high importance to further strengthen its close fraternal relations and partnership with Tajikistan. He said that the two countries being important regional players need to enhance consultation and coordination to promote peace and stability in the region. The President also emphasised upon the need to focus on enhancing bilateral trade volume which was showing upward pos…

Gwadar port in Balochistan ( Pakistan) to handle urea import again

Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has decided to again handle import of urea through Gwadar Port instead of Karachi ports due to a delay in ship berthing, unloading and low draft of harbour.

Sources told Business Recorder on Wednesday that now all remaining imports of urea would be made through Gwadar port to ensure timely availability of commodity in the domestic market. In the first week of February, the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet decided this and the Ministry of Commerce then directed TCP to handle urea import through Karachi located ports aimed at minimising the transportation expenses, they said. Following the directives of Federal government, TCP asked all the Karachi base ports for the handling of urea import including private terminals, but among those only Fauji Akbar Portia (FAP) Marine Terminal Port Qasim showed willingness to facilitate TCP for the import of urea. However, after importing two consignments at FAP, TCP had decided to import third …