Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Lt. Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa said Tuesday that the government has approved establishment of three border markets as pilot projects.

The three markets were part of 18 projects already approved by the government, he tweeted adding that the markets would be set up in Mand and Gabd in Balochistan and Shaheedano Dan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He said that these projects would transform local economies, check smuggling and formalise trade with neighbours.

Bajwa said that Prime Minister has been emphasizing focus on earlier neglected areas for the integration of remote areas.

“Integrate Remote areas: PM emphasised focus on earlier neglected areas. Out of approved 18, 3 border markets approved as pilot project; Mand & Gabd in Balochistan & Shaheedano Dan in KP,Will transform local economies, check smuggling & formalise trade with neighbours #PakistanMovingForward,” he tweeted.