ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to establish trade markets along Iran and Afghanistan border areas.
The prime minister has tasked the commerce ministry to complete necessary requirements in this regard, saying that the border markets would facilitate traders of the entire region.
According to sources, the matter of establishing border markets would soon be raised with the governments of Iran and Afghanistan.
It is pertinent to mention that the markets would be established at specific locations along the border regions of Afghanistan and Iran. Specific spots for this purpose would be identified by the provincial governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan.
The border fencing and smuggling across the borders has been affecting trade activities in the region, and the government has planned to take security agencies, customs and the NADRA into confidence for carrying out the task.