Pak-China fiber cable moves ahead

DURING his visit to Gilgit on Thursday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired important meetings and launched several projects of far-reaching importance not only for people of Gilgit-Baltistan but also the entire Pakistan. The measures approved by him to promote tourism and increase much-needed foreign cover in the region would go a long way in transforming lot of its people by way of socio-economic uplift.
The present Government has a distinction of being deliverer as far as development of the country is concerned as the Prime Minister spends most of his time in launching development schemes and mega projects for accelerated progress and welfare of the people. The way the Government is moving ahead with the implementation of different projects under the umbrella of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is really praiseworthy. This is because the authorities concerned are trying to overcome the hurdles being created by some local vested interests as well as some foreign powers, which are conspiring against the fate-changing project. The ground-breaking of 820-km long fiber-optic link between Khunjerab and Rawalpindi, which would be completed by Special Communication Organization in two years, is in furtherance of the core objectives of the CPEC, which is aimed at providing 21st century communication facilities to people of different regions. The project will bring 3-G and 4-G services to Gilgit-Baltistan and ultimately the link will be expanded to Gwadar and other areas of the country, bringing about a true revolution there. It is also good that the Government has taken concrete steps to provide security to projects and manpower related to CPEC as the Prime Minister also inaugurated GB CPEC Patrolling Police Headquarters. All these projects would trigger economic activities and provide employment opportunities to people, some of whom are attracted by militants and extremists taking advantage of backwardness of the region. A new era of progress and prosperity is dawning on people of GB and we hope they would thwart attempts of enemies of development, who want to create obstacles in the way of their prosperity.

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