ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has allowed the US cargo including military vehicles for transit to Afghanistan via Torkham and Chaman, which is certified as free of hazardous waste material and depleted uranium ammunition. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued a Customs General Order (CGO) to ensure transit of particular US cargo, which is free of hazardous waste material. According to the CGO, in case the cargo is intended for transit from Afghanistan, a US declaration of ownership shall be accepted in lieu of the original invoice. Moreover, the US cargo to be allowed entry for transit under this CGO at Torkham and Chaman should comprise military vehicles and non-containerised equipment and be certified as free of hazardous waste material, including depleted uranium ammunition, as defined in the Basel Convention. FBR did not allow the US to bring ‘prohibited cargo’ for transit to Afghanistan through land route of Pakistan. Under customs laws, ‘prohibited cargo’ not permitted for transit to Afghanistan under the MoU, with the exception of military equipment intended for the capacity building of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). According to FBR’s list of prohibited US cargo, weapons are not permissible for transit to Afghanistan. The prohibited US cargo includes weapons, ammunition, military or commercial explosives, anti-tank weapons, guided missiles, laser weapon system, tanks and armoured vehicles, all kinds of mines, nuclear weapons or nuclear explosive device, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, unmanned combat aerial vehicles and drones, chemical weapons, biological weapons, depleted uranium ammunition and special nuclear material.