Gwadar easiest trade route for Central Asian States: President
President Dr. Arif Alvi handing over key of a tractor to a grower at a function in Quetta: Photo provided by DGPR

Gwadar easiest trade route for Central Asian States: President

Staff Reporter :

QUETTA: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Tuesday described Gwadar as the easiest route for the Central Asian States (CAS). Speaking to parliamentarians at Governor’s House, he said Gwadar serves to be the easiest route and access for CAS to promote business with the outer world.

The President arrived in Quetta on a two-day visit. The President also inaugurated a green tractor scheme and distributed keys of tractors among growers and farmers.

” Economic and trade activities with CAS can be promoted through Gwadar”, Dr. Alvi mentioned. He said Gwadar Deep Sea Port’s role was crucial in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The President stated that CPEC would open new vistas development and prosperity in the entire region in general and Pakistan and Balochistan in particular.

People of bordering areas facing problems: Governor Balochistan 

Governor Balochistan, Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha and Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan, and other parliamentarians were also present on the occasion. Governor Balochistan briefed the President about issues faced by the people living at the Pak-Iran and Pak-Afghan border because of fencing and the outbreak of the COVID19.

The President assured that the federal government and provincial governments were taking effective steps to address the grievances of the people of bordering areas.

Chief Minister Balochistan on the occasion informed that the government was establishing markets at borders with neighboring countries to promote bilateral trade. He said work was in progress on the establishment of border markets.

Smart women station established in Quetta: CM Balochistan 

Jam Kamal mentioned that a smart police station was established for women in Balochistan and efforts were to strengthen levies and CTD in the province. He stated that 9 rest areas were being established at the Coastal belt to facilitate tourists and promote tourism in Balochistan.

The parliamentarians also apprised the President about the National Finance Commission award and Ehsas program in Balochistan. The President assured that the federal government would extend all possible cooperation in addressing the issues faced by the people of Balochistan.

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