US dollars being smuggled to Afghanistan

Jalil Afridi

LAHORE: In the last few weeks consistent increase has been seen in price of US dollar against Pak Ruppee and one of the reason for this increase is that the US dollars are being smuggled into Afghanistan for onward supply into Dubai. This illegal trade of Dollars in mostly done by private individuals who are  using the Torkham border for entry into Afghanistan.  Some analysts suggest that this illegal business is being done through proper planning so that Pakistan economy can be weakened.People mostly involved in this illegal business are Afghan nationals, living both in Pakistan and Afghanistan.