National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser Monday said the government had focused on enhancing trade relations with Afghanistan for economic stability and prosperity of the entire region. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan would inaugurate Rashakai Economic Zone on November 21, that would boost trade and development of the area. Talking to media persons at the residence of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Committee Chairman and Member of National Assembly Arbab Sher Ali after reviewing opening of Rashakai Economic Zone, he said the government was committed for the welfare of people through economic revival and enhancing trade especially with neighboring and brotherly county Afghanistan. Defense Minister Pervez Khattak was also present on the occasion. He said boosting trade with Afghanistan would not only generate employment opportunities in both the countries but would be also helpful in restoring peace and stability in Afghanistan. Asad Qaiser said Pakistan was committed to peace process in Afghanistan adding regional development and peace in Pakistan was linked with restoration of law and order situation in Afghanistan. He said Pakistan had invited Afghanistan to join CPEC so that it could also achieve development and prosperity. He said Pakistan could reach the markets of central Asian countries through trade with Afghanistan. “Government is fulfilling all its pledges and for the first time economic reforms are introduced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the benefits of downtrodden people and underprivileged areas.” Asad Qaiser said CPEC conference would be held in Peshawar on November 13, Adding for the first time mega economic and social welfare projects had been started in the province for the benefits of people and providing them employment opportunities. He said the motto of politics was revival of economy and development of the country. Meanwhile, Speaker Asad Qaiser and Defence Minister Pervez Khattak called on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and discussed the matters of mutual interest beside overall political situation in the country. The mega developmental projects being executed in the province also came under discussion, said an official handout issued here on Monday. Felicitating the provincial government and the chief minister for formal launching of the extension of Sehat Insaaf Card Scheme to cent percent population of the province, the National Assembly speaker and the defence minister stated that Sehat Insaaf Card Scheme was really a pro-poor and flagship project of PTI government which would not only provide free and quality healthcare facilities to people, rather would also be helpful to improve the living standard of general public by reducing the poverty in the province. Talking on the occasion, the chief minister said that the incumbent provincial government was striving hard to ensure maximum possible facilities to the people of the province adding that Sehat Insaaf Card Scheme was launched in the province by the previous provincial government in a limited scale, and keeping in view the importance and benefits of the scheme, the incumbent provincial government extended this facility to cent percent population of the province. The senior leaders of PTI also discussed matters relating to the ground breaking of Rashakai Special Economic Zone Project and expressed their hope that Prime Minster Imran Khan will himself laid down the foundation stone of this flagship project of provincial government very soon.