Pakistan

FWO builds 502 KM of CPEC western route in record time

RAWALPINDI: The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) has built roads with 502 kilometres length on the western alignment of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to link Gwadar with other parts of the country, a press release of FWO said.

“The FWO took up the challenge to extend the benefits of Gwadar port to rest of the country by building roads in rugged mountainous terrain and highly inaccessible areas. The gigantic task was undertaken on the directives of the Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif,” the FWO said.

The project has now become a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

 

The statement said that unprecedented efforts were made for mobilisation of manpower and equipment on project sites and to date 502km of roads have been completed in less than one- and- a-half years.

Six military personnel and 10 civilian employees lost their lives in the line of duty and 29 others were injured in security-related incidents.

Construction of these roads will link Gwadar port with Chaman, Dera Ismail Khan and the Indus Highway.

The average pace of work is approximately 1.5km per day, the FWO said.

Altaf withdraws decision of closing MQM offices
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain early morning Thursday withdrew his orders of closure of the MQM offices, ARY News reports.

MQM chief on Wednesday night ordered closure of all offices of the party including its Nine Zero headquarters.

Altaf Hussain was angry with Rabita Committee over certain organisational matters, party sources said. Hussain last night telephoned members of the committee and directed them to close all offices.

After Altaf Hussain’s directive all party departments were closed.

The party leaders and members then converged outside Altaf Hussain’s Azizabad residence in a bid to calm him down.

MQM chief on request of the party workers withdrew his decision of closing the party offices this morning.

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