IANS | 19 Jan, 2019
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday stressed on expediting
projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the
Chairing a meeting here, Khan reviewed progress of the
CPEC projects in industrial development, special economic zones, road
projects, agriculture development, infrastructure development and Gwadar
He said that early completion of the
CPEC-related projects was in great interest of Pakistan and it will
bring huge socio-economic opportunities to the people, Xinhua news
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan-China
cooperation in industrial and agriculture sectors would help Islamabad
tap its potential in these areas.
He also directed chairperson of
the country's board of investment to present comprehensive
recommendations on speedy development of special economic zones within
four weeks time and decided to form CPEC Business Advisory Council to
give recommendations to the government regarding the project.
$60 billion CPEC is a key project of Beijing's Belt and Road
initiative. India is opposed to the corridor whose planned route is
through the disputed Kashmir held by Pakistan.