Rs300 Million allocated for establishment of 3 border markets in Balochistan

A meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has approved an allocation of Rs300 million for establishment of three joint border markets in Balochistan.

The ECC meeting presided over by Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin on Wednesday approved Commerce Ministry’s summary seeking approval for transfer of Rs300 million from the Ministry of Railways’ budget through a technical supplementary grant to the Commerce Division for establishment of joint border markets with Iran and Afghanistan.

Sources said the Commerce Ministry informed the meeting that the decision to establish joint border markets with Iran and Afghanistan was taken in a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan on September 17, 2020.

The meeting decided to establish eighteen border markets in total, with six border markets to be established solely in Balochistan along the Pak-Iran border.

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