National leadership committed to accomplish CPEC projects: Asim Bajwa

Work on western route of CPEC, road network in Baluchistan, establishment of twelve factories at Gwadar free zone, Faisalabad and Rashakai Economic Zones is underway

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Chairman China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the project of national development and no power can stop it.

Addressing the traders at a ceremony in Karachi on Tuesday, he said national leadership is determined to accomplish the CPEC projects.

He said that work on western route of CPEC, road network in Baluchistan, establishment of twelve factories at Gwadar free zone, Faisalabad and Rashakai Economic Zones is underway.

It is noted that Prime Minister Imran Khan is determined to complete all China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects.

In a meeting on the last Friday to review progress on the CPEC projects, PM Khan expressed his satisfaction over the pace of the ongoing projects. He said CPEC projects will be completed “at all costs.”

CPEC is a testimony of the time-tested and deep-rooted Pak-China friendship, the premier said. He expressed the belief that CPEC will continue to take pre-eminence in the country’s development strategy. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar, Minister for Finance Shaukat Fayyaz Tarin, Minister for Industries Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister for Planning Asad Umar, Adviser to PM Abdul Razak Dawood, National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yousuf, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Board of Investment Chairman Atif Bukhari, CPEC Authority Chairman Lt General (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa and other high ranking officials attended the meeting.PM Khan emphasized that focus of industrialization should be export-oriented and import substitution and our policies should be framed accordingly.He was briefed over the progress of the ongoing CPEC projects. The meeting was informed that the current government not only completed the ongoing projects started by the previous government, but was able to complete a large number of other important projects in two-and-a-half years. The premier gave instructions to prepare the youth to take up new jobs being created by the incoming industry and high quality agriculture farms.

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