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Sat May 1, 2021, 04:31 AM

US senators introduce bill to establish duty-free economic zones along Pak-Afghan border

Source: GEO News

Saturday May 01 2021

Wajid Ali Syed
Zeeshan Baksh



A file photo of the Torkham border

WASHINGTON/ LAHORE: US senators have introduced a bipartisan bill to promote and generate economic benefits for Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The bill is called the 'Pakistan-Afghanistan Economic Development Act'. The legislation proposes the set up of a reconstruction opportunity zones along Pak-Afghan border areas.

“The bill would establish Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (ROZs) in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s border regions to allow certain products from these areas to enter the US duty-free,” a statement read.

The bipartisan bill was introduced by Democrat Senators Van Hollen, Maria Cantwell and Republican Senator Todd Young.

Read more: https://www.geo.tv/latest/348161-us-senators-introduce-bill-to-establish-duty-free-economic-zones-along-pak-afghan-border

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