Taliban have stopped exports, imports from India: FIEO

New Delhi, August 20 (KMS): The Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) has said that the Taliban have stopped all imports and exports from India through transit routes of Pakistan after entering Kabul and taking over the country.

Dr Ajay Sahai, Director General (DG) of FIEO, told media that currently the Taliban had stopped the movement of cargo through the transit routes of Pakistan, thereby stopping imports from the country.

“We keep a close watch on developments in Afghanistan. Imports from there come through the transit route of Pakistan. As of now, the Taliban have stopped the movement of cargo to Pakistan, so virtually imports have stopped,” FIEO DG said.

“In fact, we are one of the largest partners of Afghanistan and our exports to Afghanistan are worth around USD 835 million for 2021. We imported goods worth around USD 510 Million. But besides the trade, we have a sizeable investment in Afghanistan. We have invested around USD 3 billion in Afghanistan and there are 400-odd projects in Afghanistan some of which are currently going on,” Dr Ajay Sahai said.