PESHAWAR: The Arandu customs check post in Lower Chitral will be made functional in March to start trade with Afghanistan and other countries, said collector customs Muhammad Saleem.
He said the check post will be equipped with special security, internet facility and electricity. It will be made fully operational in March from where export and import could be done through web-based system.
Presiding over a meeting here at Customs House, he said Arandu border station would connect Pakistan with the Central Asian States and Afghanistan.
He said weighbridges would be installed by the customs department at the check post to facilitate customs clearance, adding the 18-room Arandu border station office would be completed soon while work on construction of a road to the post would be completed soon.
During the meeting, FPCCI Coordinator Sartaj Ahmad Khan said opening of Arandu border station would boost industry and trade in Chitral besides generating employment opportunities.
He said Arandu border station would also be used as a part of CPEC project.
Commissioner Malakand Division Syed Zaheer Islam thanked the customs and other departments for opening the Arandu border station and assured them of full cooperation from the administration.