Gilgit-Baltistan has many fruit orchards, many of which include cherries, and they yield a good yield of cherries.
The General Administration of Customs of China has approved that 60 more orchards of cherries can be exported to Gilgit-Baltistan, its Commercial Counselor Ghulam Qadir told the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing on Friday.
The export of cherries is good news for the agriculture sector of Gilgit-Baltistan and thus the export of cherries will prove to be an effective tool in the development of the agriculture sector.
Ghulam Qadir further said that Pakistan’s cherries to export to China and their customs approval is good news for Pakistan and it will increase the potential of Pakistani cherries to be exported worldwide and it will reach the international market.
Arman Shah, who is the CEO of Hashwan Group and Arman Shah Farm, and Arman Shah Farm, which is approved by Chinese customs, told the China Economic Net that there is a mutual interest in China and Pakistan for agricultural exports, especially cherries.
Exports could be increased and highlighted that this would have both bilateral benefits and would strengthen economic growth and diversification.
He further said that a cherry from Baltistan is exported to other countries including the Middle East and its price ranges from 700 to 1000 Pakistani rupees per kg.
Gilgit-Baltistan produces four thousand tons of quality cherries every year and a farm of 7.5 acres gives 15 to 20 tons of production and there are also cold storage facilities to store it for later export.
The Chinese customs approval of the Pakistani cherries orchids confirms that the quality of the Pakistani cherries is good and also enhances the trade relationship.