Peshawar: The Sarhad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) on Wednesday urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government to rehabilitate the trade routes and road network in South Waziristan, a news source reported. SCCI President Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz requested the provincial government to improve the roads in tribal districts to facilitate trade activities.
During a meeting with a delegation from the Wana Trade Union, the SCCI president emphasised on the need for a better road network in South Waziristan. Delegation leader and Wana Trade Association President Mugarb Khan informed Pervaiz about the issues faced by traders and exporters within the tribal districts.
The SCCI president assured the members of the delegation that he would take up the issues with the KP government. He stated that the provincial executive should make the Kharlachi, Angoor Adda, and Ghulam Khan trade routes ‘rebatable’.
Earlier this year, KP Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan had approved the construction of several 100-kilometer-long roads for the Mehsud Belt situated in South Waziristan. The provincial government, on many occasions, has expressed its commitment towards prioritising the development of tribal districts.