KP, Silk Route remained hubs of trade throughout history: CM.


PESHAWAR -- Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said that historically Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the famous Silk Route have remained important hub for trade throughout the history.

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he said is taking all pragmatic measures to make the province a regional center for trade and commercial activities.

He expressed these views on the eve of 9th China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Joint Cooperation meeting held at Islamabad.

The meeting was attended by Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Khosru Bakhtiyar, Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal, Chief Minister Gilgit Balistan, Finance Minister KP Taimoor Saleem Jaghra, Vice Chairman NDRC Ning Ji Zhe, and other high officials.

He said that the implementation of the Suki Kinari hydel power project, Rashakai special economic zone, Havelian Thakot highway, Swat expressway Phase 2, Peshawar to D.I.Khan Expressway and Havelian dry port as part of ML-I project will promote trade and industrialization in the entire region.

He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is appreciative to the Chinese government for cooperation in...

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