Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Four Markets to be set up at Pak-Iran and Pak-Afghan Borders

On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the authorities to create border markets along the country’s borders with Afghanistan and Iran in order to increase job opportunities and help curb smuggling.

According to his office, Khan chaired a review meeting here to discuss the setting up of such markets to provide local people with job opportunities and to control smuggling.

Khan was briefed on measures taken at the federal and provincial levels to set up border markets to provide the local community with better business infrastructure, trade promotion and job opportunities.

“The establishment of these markets is critical for the prosperity of the population living in border areas of Balochistan and merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” Khan said.

The meeting concluded that four out of the 18 border markets suggested will be set up under the pilot project.

In September last year, the decision to set up border markets was taken with the aim of creating employment and fostering peace.

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