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Govt ensuring transparency in development projects: PM Shehbaz
October 06, 2022

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says government is ensuring transparency in the development projects besides prioritizing the public interest projects.

Talking to a delegation of China Road and Bridge Corporation led by its Vice President Ye Chengy in Islamabad on Thursday, he said government is completing the CPEC related projects on priority basis.

Shehbaz Sharif said both Pakistan and China are longstanding friends and their relations date back to decades.

Prime Minister said China has always stood by Pakistan in difficult times and the entire Pakistani nation is grateful to the Chinese leadership for their assistance to the flood victims.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister was given a detailed briefing on the ongoing and completed projects. It was informed that Havelian-Thakot section of Karakarum highway has been completed while work is in progress on its second phase from Thakot to Raikot.

The meeting was also apprised of the progress made on other projects including Karachi Coastal Development, Rashakai Special Economic Zone, Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M-9) Babusar Tunnel and railway corridor from Karachi Port Trust to Pipri.

The Chinese delegation was appreciative of the steps taken by the government for timely completion of CPEC projects. 

Vice President Ye Chengy presented a cheque of one hundred thousand dollars to the Prime Minister for the relief and assistance of flood victims.