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Pakistan to set up 18 markets along Afghan, Iran border

Pakistan to Open 18 Markets Along Afghanistan-Iran Border

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan will establish 18 markets along its border with Iran and Afghanistan, Pakistani officials said Thursday.
The decision was announced at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad.
Twelve markets will be established along the Afghan border and six in border areas with Iran, according to a proposed plan, a statement from the prime minister’s office said.
Khan, however, initially approved a pilot project to establish three markets.
“These three markets, two with Iran and one in the Afghan border areas will be completed and activated by February 2021,” Khan told officials at the meeting which included Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, chief Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and other senior officials.
The markets will provide better business and trade opportunities for residents living along the border, Khan said.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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