Uzbekistan and Pakistan implement trans-Afghan logistics project

On May 11 2021, a truck with Uzbek license plates safely crossed the Afghan transit route in two days and reached the Torkham checkpoint in Peshawar.

The Embassy of Uzbekistan in Pakistan together with the Pakistani transport company "Best Trans Pvt. Ltd." and the Uzbek appropriate freight forward "Asad Trans", for the first time implemented a trans-Afghan logistics project for the direct delivery of Uzbek export goods through the territory of Afghanistan.

Work on the project for direct delivery (via Afghanistan) of Uzbek goods under the scheme "supplier's warehouse – importer's warehouse" began in January this year. Successful implementation of the project allows to significantly reduce the cost of transportation of Uzbek goods.

The truck carries processed leather products from Uzbekistan for Pakistani tanneries. In addition, regular direct deliveries of Uzbekistan's export goods (mineral fertilizers, textiles and coal) to the Pakistani cities of Lahore, Karachi, Taxila and Faisalabad are planned.

The partners of "Best Trans Pvt. Ltd. "and" Asad Trans " believe that the entry of the first Uzbek truck into the territory of Pakistan is a historic event. They also plan to increase the number of trucks to 50 by the end of the year.

The expected signing of intergovernmental agreements on preferential and transit trade by Uzbekistan and Pakistan will be an impetus for the development of interregional cargo turnover along the trans-Afghan route.