Islamabad: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf called on President Asif Ali Zardari at the Aiwan –e- Sadr Thursday and discussed the current situation and President’s recently concluded visit to Korea during the meeting. The President briefed the Prime Minister about his meeting with Korean President and his interaction with the business delegations of Korean companies during his visit to Korea.
The President informed that among various investment pacts, an agreement was inked with Korea for construction of Malakand Tunnel in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Which he said, would usher in a new era of development in the province. Korea would provide US $78 million for the Malakand Tunnel Construction Project and after completion, the tunnel will provide a shortest route to the people of Dir, Malakand and Swat and adjacent areas and would also be an easy access to central Asian states, providing the market access to the country for its products. The Prime Minister congratulated the President for signing the agreement on construction of Malakand Tunnel.