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Seven projects in KP to be part of CPEC: CM

Published Jan 01, 2017 08:24pm

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that seven projects will be completed in the province under the umbrella of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

He was talking to reporters in Nowshera after his return from the sixth Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting on CPEC in Beijing, China.

Khattak said the approved projects include laying of a double rail track between Peshawar and Karachi, construction of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam, a double road, laying of a railway track, and an optic fibre network between Gilgit and Abbottabad.

Construction of an industrial estate at Hattar, conversion of the Peshawar-Dera Ismail Khan road into a double carriage way and construction of a railway line between the two cities are among the seven projects approved, he added.

Earlier this week, Chinese authorities had also approved the inclusion of three development projects in Sindh under the CPEC plan.

The JCC meeting had expressed satisfaction over progress achieved so far in the areas of energy cooperation and transportation infrastructure. The JCC also approved 30 projects and discussed the way forward for effective and timely completion of various CPEC projects.

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Dr. SalariA, Aamir Ahmad Jan 01, 2017 08:30pm

Good news for the land and people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Harmony-1© Jan 01, 2017 08:36pm

So, all in all good going...

Should thank Musharraf for initiating this plan that is now becoming a reality!

PAK Jan 01, 2017 08:49pm

Wait.....these seven projects were included in the CPEC to begin with!

Arif Jan 01, 2017 08:55pm

Slap on the face of this CM who lied continuously about western route.

DIL DIL PAKISTAN, toronto, canada Jan 01, 2017 08:55pm

I don't believe, US would have ever done this for Pakistan what China has committed itself to do. Pak-China friendship Zindabad. Let us work closely and sincerely with China to make Pakistan Great again.

malick Jan 01, 2017 09:09pm

Fight and get your right. Well done Khattak- KPK

H Jan 01, 2017 09:12pm

Good job

MuhammaD zafar iQbal Jan 01, 2017 09:18pm

Nothing is new these projects, these were already in list of CPEC projects.

alien Jan 01, 2017 09:59pm

Happy now ..

ali Jan 01, 2017 11:09pm

Mr. CM needs to go through his geography. Diamer Bhasha dam is in GB not KPK.

Shahid H Siddiqui Jan 01, 2017 11:52pm

If all parts of Pakistan will not share the benefits of CPEC, it will not work as it should.

arsHAD, Canada Jan 02, 2017 11:17am

@Shahid H Siddiqui , How can all parts of the country share ANY project? But, indirectly each and every person of Pakistan will be benefiting from this.

mustafa Jan 02, 2017 05:01pm

PTI was biggest critics of these infrastructure projects. This shows their incapability and senseless propaganda. Why PTI didn't bring Hospital & School projects???