Staff Reporter Islamabad
Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Industries and Production Muhammad Hammad Azhar chaired a meeting regarding economic and industrial cooperation under China Pakistan Economic Cooperation (CPEC) at the Finance Division today.
Federal Minister for Privatization Muhammad Mian Soomro, Chairman CPEC Authority Lt. Gen (R) Asim Saleem Bajwa, His Excellency Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China Mr. Nong Rong, Federal Secretary Finance Division and Federal Secretary Privatization Commission participated in the meeting.
In his opening remarks, Minister for Finance and revenue Hammad Azhar stated that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is of utmost importance for Pakistan.
It will enable the country to enhance industrial production, upgrade energy and communication infrastructure and improve connectivity with the region.
The CPEC would generate abundant employment and investment opportunities in Pakistan and beyond, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, the H.E. Chinese Ambassador outlined that CPEC is of immense importance for the Chinese companies and will expand and strengthen economic cooperation for achieving common objectives and guarantee a prosperous future for both the nations.
The Finance Minister stressed the need for the early completion of projects falling under the umbrella of CPEC.
Time is of essence in meeting project deadlines so that the economic benefits could reach to the people of both the countries and contribute towards overall economic growth and development, he stressed.
The Chairman CPEC Authority assured full support and assistance to the Chinese Ambassador for expediting progress in the communication and transportation sectors on the occasion.