A meeting was held to review the progress of CPEC projects on Friday where PM Khan expressed his satisfaction over the spread of the ongoing projects and said that CPEC projects will be completed “at all costs.”
The premier said that CPEC is a testimony of the time-tested and deep-rooted Pak-China friendship and further expressed the belief that CPEC will continue to take pre-eminence in the country’s development strategy.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar, Minister for Finance Shaukat Fayyaz Tarin, Minister for Industries Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister for Planning Asad Umar, Advisor to PM Abdul Razak Dawood, National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yousuf, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Board of Investment Chairman Atif Bukhari, CPEC Authority Chairman Lt General (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa and other high ranking officials attended the meeting.
He also emphasized that the focus of industrialization should be export-oriented and import substitution and our policies should be framed accordingly.
He was briefed on the progress of the ongoing CPEC projects. The meeting was informed that the current government not only completed the ongoing projects started by the previous government but was able to complete a large number of other important projects in two-and-a-half years.
The premier gave instructed the panel to focus on Pakistani youth and prepare them to take up new jobs being created by the incoming industry and high-quality agriculture farms.