The project will bring 6,000 jobs to one of Pakistan's least developed areas.
The government announced plans to slash civil expenditure, freeze military spending, and substantially raise revenues to stem a widening fiscal deficit.
The 'City of Bombs' is now known as the 'City of Flowers' following the defeat of militancy in the region.
The expressway will not only improve relations but promote regional integration as well, officials and business leaders say.
The drive is aimed at making KP self-sufficient in producing fruit, meeting the food requirements of children and providing access to fruit for the general public.
The Naya Pakistan Housing Programme will directly benefit 170 industries, according to economists.
'Our business is growing, and now we are even exporting the beautiful shiny stones to China, Kuwait and the Middle Eastern countries,' explained one vendor.
Iran has cut off electricity to Balochistan's coastal areas, sparking protests and fueling anti-Iranian sentiment, observers say.
Business leaders on both sides of the border are looking forward to the opportunities that the re-opening of the checkpoint will bring.
Although making gur has seen some scientific progress, the centuries-old process is still much the same.