PR No. 09 Islamabad

The Finance Minister chaired a meeting to review establishment of Pakistan Land Port Authority. Quarter Master General Pakistan Army, Lt. General Javed Bukhari briefed the Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar on border check points across the country.

The Finance Minister was briefed about the requirement of modern border terminals required in current situation of growing trade and rising international commercial goods volume. The construction of sufficiently equipped modern border terminals is a requirement not only for the purpose of trade regulation but also for tracking movement of persons both for the reasons of immigration and security. Various models of up-gradation of border posts for covered cargo at Jamrud, Taftan, Sosst, were discussed.

The meeting was attended by SAPM on Law Barrister Zafarullah Khan, Secretary EAD, Maj. General Sahir Shamshad, DG MO, Maj. General Faisal Mushtaq, DG-NLC and Chairman FBR.

Finance Minister emphasized the government’s priority of establishing a Land Port Authority to invigorate the border trade and facilitate and better monitor those travelling to Pakistan.