Of the 18 tasks, three will begin operations by February 2021.
Pakistan will set up 18 markets alongside its border with Afghanistan and Iran to concurrently boost commerce with the each its neighbours, in accordance to a media report on Friday.
It additionally plans to curb the menace of smuggling that has dented the economies on each side, stated the report.
According to a call taken at a gathering chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday, initially the federal government would set up three markets — two in Balochistan and one in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa — as pilot tasks, the Dawn newspaper reported.
“Pakistan will set up 18 markets along its border with Afghanistan and Iran to boost trade with the two nations and curb the menace of smuggling. Initially, three pilot projects would be functional,” the report stated.
The three markets will begin operation by February subsequent yr.
The assembly, which was additionally attended by Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and different excessive officers, determined that stern steps can be taken to verify smuggling.
Pakistan has been fencing its border with Afghanistan and Iran to curb the motion of militants and smuggling of products.
However, it has been setting up border crossings at designated factors to promote lawful actions of individuals and items.