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Border fencing will help curb smuggling: PM Imran


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

17th Sep, 2020. 09:15 pm
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Border fencing will help curb smuggling: PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that after fencing at the borders, significant help would be provided in regulating traffic and trade and preventing smuggling.

According to details, a high-level meeting was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The meeting was attended by Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Advisor Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and Trade Adviser Abdul Razzaq Daud.

Besides, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan, Asim Saleem Bajwa and other senior civil and military officers were also present.

The meeting reviewed the establishment of border markets in Pak-Afghan and Pak-Iran border areas.

The meeting briefed the locals living on the Pak-Afghan and Pak-Iran borders about the proposed border markets to provide better business facilities.

It was informed in the briefing that 12 border markets would be set up on the Pak-Afghan border and six on the Pak-Iran border.

The Prime Minister approved the establishment of two border markets in Balochistan and one in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a pilot project.

The Prime Minister was informed in the briefing that the border market would be completed and activated by February.

The Prime Minister said that the establishment of border markets would provide better business and trade opportunities to the people living in the border areas especially the youth.

The meeting also decided to take more effective measures to curb cross-border smuggling.

In this regard, the Prime Minister said that after fencing at the borders, significant assistance would be provided in regulating traffic and trade and preventing smuggling.

Imran Khan directed that the deployment of relevant staff in approved corridors and border markets should be completed on a priority basis.

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