Gilani allows Afghanistan to import wheat from India via Pakistan

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Islamabad, Apr 24 : Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani has allowed Afghanistan to import wheat from India through Pakistan, the country's Food and Agriculture Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced Wednesday in the National Assembly.

He said the PM had permitted the imports after Kabul requested permission from Islamabad in this regard, reported the Daily Times.

The government had decided to establish a strict monitoring system to check smuggling of wheat into Afghanistan, he said and added that Pakistan was ready to meet Afghanistan's wheat demand but Kabul had to stop wheat smuggling.

An inter-provincial meeting scheduled for today would discuss the issue of smuggling of wheat to Afghanistan and chalk out a strategy to stop it, the Daily Times quoted him as saying.


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