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Published : 21 September 2017

Islamabad, Sept 21, 2017: Minister for Interior and Planning Developme...


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Published : 19 September 2017

سنٹرل ڈویلپمنٹ ورکنگ پارٹی کے اجلاس می...


Asim Khan Niazi Appointed as spokesperson of MPDR...

Published : 18 September 2017

پلاننگ کمیشن میں معاون خصوصی اور ڈیولپ...


The integrated energy planning regime is important...

Published : 18 September 2017

Islamabad, Sep18,2017: Deputy Chairman Planning Commission and Reform ...


Officials from all provinces at JCC, a symbol of national unity: Ahsan Iqbal

Dated : 2 January 2017

Officials from all provinces at JCC, a symbol of national unity: Ahsan Iqbal Beijing : Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal addressed academics from Peking University in China prior to JCC to be held on 29th December , 2016 While making his address the Minister said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the biggest project under China’s One-Belt One-Road initiative that will unite the entire region. He said under CPEC, $30 billion worth projects have been implemented. He stated that with the addition of new projects in the 6th Joint Cooperation Committee(JCC), investment in CPEC will further increase. The Minister further added that CPEC related industrial cooperation will kick-start an economic revolution in Pakistan. CPEC economic zones will generate investment and employment opportunities for the country said by the minister . He further added that 8 Industrial zones will be set up in all provinces of the country. He said that there is recommendation of 2 zones within Balochistan, including Gwadar free zone. For the security of Chinese companies working on CPEC a new security force has been formed, he said. He stated that China and Pakistan together will defeat all anti-CPEC forces. Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that participation of high level officials from the provinces in JCC is the symbol of national unity and commitment . The involvement of provinces in JCC with full spirit will help to complete the CPEC projects on fast pace said by the minister . He maintained that education, agriculture and tourism sectors will grow in long-term programs. The Minister further said that China and Pakistan Universities should work together to promote education. He added that people to people contacts will also be developed through CPEC. He said that various projects of cooperation between Pakistan and China media industry are also under consideration .