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Islamabad plans to build Peshawar-Kabul motorway

Islamabad plans to build Peshawar-Kabul motorway

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Mar 23, 2015 - 15:58

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Islamabad planned to construct a motorway from Peshawar to Kabul and a feasibility study for the project would be commissioned soon, the Pakistaninfo-icon ambassador said on Monday

The project would improve connectivity between the two neighbours and Central Asian states besides bringing economic prosperity to Afghanistaninfo-icon, Syed Abrar Hussain hoped.

Addressing a Pakistan Day function in Kabul, the diplomat recalled the passage of the historical Lahore Resolution on March 23, 1940 had played a vital role in determining the destiny of the Muslims of Sub-Continent.  

The ceremony began with national anthem and hoisting of Pakistan flag by Ambassador. The event was attended by members of the Pakistani community.

Hussain highlighted the historical significance of the day and paid tribute to the founding fathers for rendering immense sacrifices for achieving a separate homeland for Muslims.

On Afghan-Pakistan ties, he called for intensifying bilateral cooperation in areas of trade, economy, culture and defence. Pakistan would like to see a strong, stable, peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan, he added.

The ambassador said Pakistan had removed several impediments so as to facilitate bilateral trade. He stated that Pakistan had executed various projects in healthinfo-icon, educationinfo-icon and infrastructure sectors in Afghanistan.

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