This is why securing access across Afghanistan is key. It’s been nearly 20 years since that kind of access was possible. If Afghanistan is stabilized; Caspian Sea oil and gas from Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan can be sent down to our market, exported via Gwadar and Karachi, or sent to China. Trade can go both ways to Europe and Central Asia and come from and go out to Africa. It’s a key way we can quickly repay the CPEC debt, and self fund the railways and other infrastructure we need.Will Pakistani state actually wake up to this or keep chasing after rich whities?
We could maximize goods we can export to Central Asia if we jointly build rail link. What about the rail link to Turkey that was always talked about but Pakistan or others in that group never acted upon it.
The trans-shipment industry alone could employ tens of thousands and the service industry for these truck drivers could employ tens of thousands more.
this is why Imran khan went to Kabul, to get a transit trade agreement signed (that excludes Indian exports to Afghanistan) so we can access Central Asia.