Published On: Tue, Jan 19th, 2021
Published in Category: Islamabad

Establishment of Border Markets critical for prosperity of population living in border areas: PM Imran Khan

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ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to fast track establishment of Border Markets along Pakistan’s frontier with Afghanistan and Iran to provide job opportunities to local people and to control smuggling.

He was chairing a review meeting in Islamabad on Monday regarding establishment of Boarder Markets along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan and Iran.

The Prime Minister said establishment of these markets is critical for the prosperity of the population living in border areas of Balochistan and merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The meeting was briefed on steps taken so far at the federal and provincial levels for the establishment of proposed border markets to provide improved business facilities, trade promotion and employment opportunities to the local population. The meeting was apprised of 18 proposed border markets out of which four will be established under pilot project.