Dawn News Agency reported that after the order of prime minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, regarding the increase of importing coal from Afghanistan with Pakistani rupee instead of USD, nowadays that country imports as much as 3,000 tons coal from Afghanistan.
The newspaper citing a Pakistani official said that after the order of prime minister, the import of coal from Afghanistan has started and the coal has been sent to power plants.
“Coal from Afghanistan has started coming in a couple of days ago after the government directed the departments concerned, especially the Pakistan Railways, to make certain arrangements for a safe and rapid coal transport operation,” the official said. “At present, fewer than 3,000 tonnes of coal are being brought daily at the Khushhal Kot railway station. However, the supply is expected to touch 20,000 tonnes after the beginning of coal operation from Kundian in Mianwali district and Sibi in Balochistan.”
Finance ministry of Taliban raised the price of coal to $200 per ton after the order of prime minister of Pakistan.