Pakistani PM: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor top priority of gov’t

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told the cabinet on Thursday that the projects in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were the top priority of the government.

He also directed the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform to ensure completion of the first batch of projects in energy and infrastructure sectors by 2017-18.

Sharif told the ministers that speedy progress on these projects was necessary for addressing the existing shortfalls and future demands.

He noted that the projects would create job opportunities fo the local and narrow the development gaps between different areas of Pakistan.

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