'Our business is growing, and now we are even exporting the beautiful shiny stones to China, Kuwait and the Middle Eastern countries,' explained one vendor.
Iran has cut off electricity to Balochistan's coastal areas, sparking protests and fueling anti-Iranian sentiment, observers say.
Business leaders on both sides of the border are looking forward to the opportunities that the re-opening of the checkpoint will bring.
Although making gur has seen some scientific progress, the centuries-old process is still much the same.
The United States is one of the leading trade partners of Pakistan and among the few countries with which Pakistan has a trade surplus each year.
One of the priorities moving forward is to reduce the trade deficit that Pakistan runs with Indonesia and to increase two-way investments, thereby diversifying and expanding economic ties.
Farmers can make much more money growing saffron than illegal drugs, and doing so has the added benefit of undermining terrorist groups.
Commercial banks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are lending more and are working to support local businesses.
Strengthening mutual co-operation will 'reflect the true economic potential of the two countries', officials say.
Newly inaugurated common facilities established by the government are expected to improve the quality and value of locally produced honey and silk.