Govt to establish China Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority is being established to ensure uninterrupted work.

The authority would be most effective in ensuring timely completion of the CPEC projects, besides ensuring better coordination and cooperation among all the relevant departments, the prime minister said while chairing a high level meeting to review progress on the CPEC projects.

The prime minister observed that the CPEC was a practical manifestation of the multi-dimensional and strategic partnership between the two countries.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Planning and Development Khusru Bakhtiar, Minister for Communication Murad Saeed, Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant Nadeem Babar, Board of Investment chairman, federal secretaries, chief secretaries of Punjab and Balochistan, additional secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other senior officials, PM Office Media Wing in a press release said.