Haroon Akhtar meeting with Asian Development Bank Officials
Government of Pakistan, with the financial assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB) had embarked on a flagship project titled “Integrated Transit Trade Management System”, under which three state-of-the-art border complexes would be established at Torkham, Chaman and Wahga. The objective is to facilitate legitimate trade, without compromising security of the global supply chain.
In order to review the progress of the project, a meeting was convened by the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue Mr Haroon Akhtar Khan at FBR Headquarters Islamabad. Member (Customs) Muhammad Zahid also attended the meeting. Country Director of the Asian Development Bank Ms Xiaohong Yang was also present.
The Project Director of the project of FBR gave detailed presentation, explaining the project’s background, objective, overview and progress till date.
The Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue Mr Haroon Akhtar Khan clarified that there shall be no deviation from overall objective of the project, which is to maximize facilitation to legitimate trade and passenger movement by reducing the dwell time, eliminating bottlenecks and improving procedures, with out compromising on regulatory controls and security. He also emphasized that FBR should ensure completing of the project within stipulated timeframe.