ECNEC approves KPEC, Peshawar-Torkham motorway


Staff Reporter


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Finance Taimur Saleem Jhagra has said the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved the Khyber Pass Economic Corridor (KPEC), including a 47.55 km long 2 lane Peshawar-Torkham motorway which will boost trade, increase exports and transform the Khyber district.
The $400 million investment will create 100,000 local jobs and increase local connectivity. Taimur Jhagra said Khyber Pass Economic Corridor, is certainly not a “Road to Nowhere”. KPEC links Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia for boosting regional connectivity and trade opportunities. This motorway from Peshawar to Torkham, completes Pakistan’s North-South connectivity from Karachi.

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