Dar asked for expeditious response on different spheres from the Afghan side including road link between Pakistan and Tajikistan through Ishkashim
(Afghanistan) and Joint Power Project on Kunar River.
During the meeting, the representatives of Economic Development and Trade Ministry presented Sughd, Pyandzh, Dangara, and Ishkashim
free economic zones.
Badakhshan Mines Department officials said sulphur reserves existed in parts of Ishkashim
, Zibak and Yaftal districts, where militants have no presence.
Arbab Alamgir also visited Khorog, capital of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) and the first big city on the planned route from Ishkashim
The GOT also announced the establishment in the near future of an additional FEZ in Ishkashim
, and another in Khatlon to improve agricultural trade.
Ministry of Defense of Tajikistan confirmed reports on military vehicle accident in Ishkashim
district of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region on Wednesday, and said that three soldiers were injured.
Residents say militants deliberately destroyed roads and blew up bridges to cut off Ishkashim
, Shaghnan, Zibak and Wakhan districts from Faizabad, the provincial capital.
He also underscored the need for a road link between Pakistan and Tajikistan through the Wakhan corridor, connecting Ishkashim
and Chitral saying that the road link will help increasing the trade volume and would benefit the local industries and the population.
The Minister for Communications will visit the Ishkashim
city in the Gorno-Badakhshan Province of Tajikistan tomorrow to see the area from where road link may be established between the two countries through Wakhan corridor to Chitral.
The Tajik government estimates that a significant share of narcotics produced in Afghanistan is smuggled across the border into Tajikistan's southern Shurabad, Moskovsky, Ishkashim
and Pyanj districts.
More than 22 kg of drugs were seized by the Drug Control Agency (DCA) under the President of Tajikistan during the operation carried out in Ishkashim
district (in the east of the country), which is bordering with Afghanistan, reports the DCA.
by Gul Mohammad Tanha on 23 August, 2014 - 16:14 BADAKHSHAN (Pajhwok): Multiple problems have forced traders to spend more on transporting their imports through Sher Khan and Hairatan ports instead of Ishkashim
in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Saturday.