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Murad Saeed reiterates to complete CPEC projects on priority basis

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Communications Murad Saeed on Friday reiterated that the government will realise the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects on priority basis.

“Pakistan-China Friendship is higher than the Himalayas. Both countries are bound in diplomatic, political social and economic relations spreading over decades which are constantly gaining strength with the passage of time. The CPEC has further strengthened this friendship,” he expressed these feelings while meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing at Ministry of Communications here today.

Secretary Communications Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Chairman National Highway Authority Jawwad Rafique Malik, Senior Joint Secretary Altaf Asghar and senior officials of Ministry of Communications and NHA were also present there.

Murad Saeed said the government was undertaking pragmatic measures to boost economy of the country.

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He said the government of Pakistan was fully committed to the development of the economic corridor. “CPEC is a symbol of Pakistan and China’s time tested economic and strategic partnership. This project promises opportunities for the people of Pakistan and the entire region as well,” he said.

The minister said the scope of the CPEC will be broadened to include all industrial and economic sectors, including postal services and transport.

He said Gilgit-Chitral, Gilgit-Chakdara to Chitral via Swat Motorway will be extended with the approval of JCC.

Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing said that Chinese government would continue its efforts to bring more investment in Pakistan. He desired to further expand the range of economic cooperation between China and Pakistan.

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