PESHAWAR - PM Imran Khan has announced formation of economic corridor between KP Khyber and Afghanistan for improving trade and economic activities in the region.
PM Khan announced that he has issued directives for the Torkham border with Afghanistan to be kept open 24/7 in order to facilitate business and trade for locals.
An economic corridor will also be built between Khyber and Afghanistan so that development takes place in the region and people are provided jobs, Khan said.
The prime minister also announced several development projects for the tribal region.
He said that, once completed, the Jabba dam will provide drinking water to one million people, while the construction of the Bara dam will enable 17,000 hectares of land to be used for agriculture. The Bara by-pass will also be constructed.
The prime minister he will also "make efforts" to ensure the people of Jamrud have an uninterrupted supply of electricity and gas.
An amount of Rs100 billion will be spent on the development of the tribal areas over the next 10 years, Khan announced.
He said he has issued instructions to also construct sports grounds in the tribal areas to promote local talent.