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PTI govt to complete all projects of CPEC, says state minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Communications Murad Saeed said on Sunday the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would complete all projects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

“Reforms are being introduced in the communication sector besides eradicating corruption,” he said while addressing a news conference in Islamabad.

The minister of state said six projects are being sent for third party audit while 34 other completed projects would be scrutinised.

He said e-billing would be introduced to curb the corruption culture.

Murad Saeed said rest houses in Kaghan and Naran would be given on rent to generate revenue while luxury vehicles of the ministry would be auctioned.

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He said revenue would be generated from other buildings of the department. He said trees would be planted along motorways and highway as per ‘Green Pakistan vision’ of the prime minister.

About a week ago, Senate Special Committee on CPEC was informed that the projects in Gwadar under CPEC amounted to US $780.6 million.

The committee was also given details of all five components of CPEC which involved the corridor, energy projects, infrastructure development, industrial production and development of Gwadar.

The Senate Committee was told that D .I. Khan-Zhob motorway project was the only project of the Western Route that had Chinese component in it and all other development on Western Route will be done through Public Sector Development Programme funding, the Committee was told.

Senator Sherry Rehman took strong cognizance of the fact that the sole CPEC project on Western Project is still in Consultancy stages and no work has completed so far.

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