Saturday, October 8, 2022

Reservations of provinces on CPEC removed, says Senate body head


ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed has said the parliamentary body had removed all the reservations of the provinces regarding the CPEC and now, it would provide equal opportunities and benefits to all the areas of Pakistan.

“CPEC being a mega national project, would change the fate of the country and its people,” he said in an interview.

Hussain said the CPEC was a long-term project, which would bring economic revolution in the country.

He said industrial zones, roads, motorways, infrastructure and energy projects had been executed under the CPEC. Launching of the Thar-coal power plant was a dream of all the previous governments, but the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had taken the practical steps for generating electricity through that project, he added.

Mushahid said the priority had been given to all sectors, including education, technology, culture, tourism and agriculture.

He said the South Asian countries were looking towards the Gwadar port due to the CPEC.

To a query, he said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was the most popular leader, who was facing the cases with patience. The senator said the former prime minister had implemented the court decision for the supremacy of law, adding that he had cooperated with Joint Investigation Team (JIT) despite having reservations on the process of investigations.

To a question, he said the next general election would be held on stipulated time.


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