LANDI KOTAL, 25 October: Transporters’ association on Wednesday criticized Afghan government’s decision of banning Pakistani trucks to enter Afghanistan and demanded of the federal government to take up the issue with neighbouring country.

Office bearers of Trollers and Trucks Association said that the ban would affect around 5000 Pakistani drivers that would led to fall in trade volume between both countries.

They said that Afghanistan would be the worst sufferer as prices of commodities would be skyrocketed as a result of fall in trade volume.

“Both countries should differentiate between trade and politics. We demand that both countries should sit and find an amicable solution to the issue,” said Haji Muhammad Yousaf.

He said that Afghanistan would be on losing end because of its own decision as Pakistani drivers would find alternative trade routes.

He said that trade system between Afghanistan and Pakistan has been paralysed due to politics between both countries and asked to form committee that could ensure continuation of trade in case relations between both countries worsen.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani two days ago imposed a ban on entry of Pakistani trucks to transport good inside Afghanistan.