Gwadar Port to open new vistas of prosperity: Asif

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Sialkot—Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that government was utilizing all available resources for improving the means of communication across the country.
Talking to APP at Muslim League House here on Sunday he said the basic concept to improve means of communication was to bringing far-off and neglected areas at equal par with the developed parts of the country. The linking remote areas with developed areas will bring revolutionary changes in life style and open new era of development and prosperity he added.
The minister said, the mega project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would play instrumental role in bringing revolutionary change and usher of economic stability and prosperity not only in Pakistan but also in the region.
Khawaja Asif was of the opinion that Gwadar port will play a dominating role in ensuring drastic economic stability and overall development of the country.
He said that the development work on Sialkot-Lahore motorway will be undertaken in near future adding that motorway project will help in linking remote areas along with its track and reduced the distance between Sialkot-Lahore.
Asif disclosed that development work on setting up Engineering Centre of Excellence in Head Marala for providing higher skilled development education and on a ring road will be carried out in near future.
Meanwhile, Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif Sunday demanded for a forensic audit of the funds raised by Imran Khan Foundation (IKF) for rehabilitation of flood victims in 2010.
Talking to a private TV channel, the minister said it was the right of the people to know details of the funds collected in the name of flood victims.
He said the audit should reveal to the people as how much amount had been collected and where it had been spent, besides the balanced amount.
He said the funds had been collected for reconstruction of destroyed houses of the flood victims, but “where these houses have been built,” he questioned the PTI leadership.
Expressing his doubt, the minister asked whether the raised amount had been invested in offshore business.—APP

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