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Afghanistan, Pakistan to Take Measures Against Hawala

PESHAWAR – Afghanistan and Pakistan on Tuesday condemned Hawala (illegal money transactions) and agreed to take effective measures to curb illegal money transactions.
It was agreed during a meeting between Afghan Ambassador Shukrullah Atif Mishal Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan at the Chief Minister House.
The two sides agreed that Hawala – money laundering – was not only illegal but also devastating for any country’s economy. They agreed to use banking channels for promotion of legal trade between the two countries.
They further agreed to extend the scope of state to state, people to people and trader and students’ exchange programmes by providing facilities to investors and increasing trade volume.
Chief Minister Mehmood Khan said peace in Afghanistan was imperative for peace in whole region. He said dialogue was the only solution to any dispute or war and continuation of dialogue process could resolve issues in Afghanistan.
He said Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was making efforts for lasting peace and prosperity in the entire region.
(Sahar News)

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