ISPR: Standing Committee members of NA on defence reaches Miranshah

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

29th Sep, 2020. 01:47 pm
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Media Wing of Pakistan Military  Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said that 20 members Standing Committee of National Assembly on defence reached Miranshah, North Waziristan.

According to ISPR, the committee will be briefed on ongoing intelligence-based operations (IBOs), border management including fencing along with Pak – Afghan Border, border posts and forts.

ISPR said the delegation will be shown socio-economic projects and efforts for uplifting the area including state of the art sports facilities for local youth to provide them opportunities to compete at the national level.

Earlier in a high-level meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that after fencing at the borders, significant help would be provided in regulating traffic and trade and preventing smuggling.

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.

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