The meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC), chaired by Finance Minister Asad Umar, on Thursday approved different projects for power and communication sectors. The meeting also approved construction of 305-kilometer Kuchlak-Zhob section of the Western route. The ECNEC said the route completion would help Zhob, Kuchlak, Muslim Bagh, Pashin and the entire Khyber Pakhtonkhwa.
The funds for western route will be acquired through allocations for the development programme. The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) had last week approved the Kuchlak-Zhob Section of the route, worth Rs 11.3 billion. The route plan was then forwarded for approval to the Executive Committee of National Economic Council.