The government has decided to reopen Taftan Bazarcha Business Gateway on a trial basis beginning Saturday (today), nearly nine years after it was closed because to security concerns in 2014.
According to sources, Pakistan Customs officials, the National Logistic Cell (NLC), and business executives from the Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) have arrived in Taftan to discuss plans for the reopening of the gateway.
The QCCI has long advocated for the reopening of the Bazarcha Gateway.
They alleged that the shutdown harmed small businesses and relocated residents.
The revival of commercial activity on a trial basis was inaugurated on Friday by QCCI President Haji Abdullah Achakzai, Senior Vice President Haji Agha Gul Khilji, and Vice President Syed Abdul Ahad Agha.
According to Mr. Agha, the reopening of the Bazarcha Gateway will be a breath of new air for local businesses.
He expressed hope that the door will soon be opened for regular trade, boosting business and creating job possibilities for residents.
QCCI had already signed an agreement with Pakistan Customs for the development of a commercial terminal, border fencing, and other projects at Bazarcha.
The Federal Board of Revenue, the NLC, the QCCI, local tribes, and the police have also made plans to reopen the gateway.