Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting of Joint China Commission here today

August 16, 2014

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting of Joint China Commission here today. 

The Prime Minister directed to immediately start work on Karachi-Lahore Motorway. He said this project is a continuation of PML-N’s economic road map which was started in the 90s. 

He said this project would generate economic activity and create more employment opportunities for the people besides attracting investment. 

He said that China, a time tested friend of Pakistan, is taking lot of interest in finding energy solutions for Pakistan.  

He said Chinese government has committed investment worth $16 billion for Hydal, thermal, wind and solar power projects in Pakistan which would be completed in next three to four years ensuring provision of cheap electricity to the people. He said he would personally supervise progress on these projects. 

The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers for Finance Mr. Ishaq Dar,  Planning Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, SAFRON Lt. Gen. Retd. Abdul Quadir Baloch, Special Assistant to PM Syed Tariq Fatemi, Secretary Finance and Secretary Planning among other senior government officials.