Abdul Khaliq Qureshi
The Commissioner Hazara Division Syed Zaheer-ul-Islam has expressed the confidence that under construction Mansehra–Thakot section of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would be made operational soon after completion of the five percent remaining civil works which also include the installation of safety fences.
He however said that illegal and unsafe entry points, established by the local populations, would have to be plugged before opening of the road for general traffic and cooperation of the local communities would be sought for this purpose so that the executing Pakistani and Chinese companies could complete the safety work as per the prescribed standard.
Chairing a high level meeting held at the Commissioner House in order to review progress on ongoing construction work on the CPEC Route, the Commissioner said that certain unaware quarters were spreading baseless propaganda about delay in completion of the project.
Disclosing the factual position he told that the project had faced a little delay due to spread of coronavirus in China and Pakistan. He, however, expressed his satisfaction over the fact that 95 percent of the work has been completed and Pakistan Army was extending foolproof security to the working Chinese engineers and other staff.