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Special Economic Zones being established to harness economic development: Khusro

ISLAMABAD: Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtiar on Friday said efforts were being made to establish Special Economic Zones (SEZs) for economic development in the country. He said this during a visit to Chinese Development and Research Centre in Beijing. The minister said Gwadar was being developed as driving force for the country and establishment of Petrochemical Complex would give a new dimension to Gwadar. He said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was important project of the Belt and Road Initiative.…

Corrective measures have been taken to revive economy: Khusro

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar on Wednesday said the government had taken a number of corrective measures to revive the national economy and put it on path to sustained growth. Talking to the visiting IMF Mission led by Harald Finger, which called on him in Islamabad, he said the government was focusing on human resource development and job creation to protect and provide relief to marginalised segments of the society. The minister apprised the mission that viewing the economic…

‘Pak-China ties must go beyond economic zones’

ISLAMABAD: Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtiar on Thursday said industrial cooperation between China and Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) should not be limited to special economic zones only. "There will be industrial relocation in Pakistan under larger industrial cooperation between Pakistan and China," he said while talking to media in Islamabad. He said the ongoing projects under the CPEC would be completed within the stipulated time. Khusro Bakhtiar said progress would also be made on the…