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.