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Pakistan

Web Desk
January 29, 2018
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Future of Balochistan lies in hands of provincial leadership: PM Abbasi

GWADAR: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday inaugurated    first International Gwadar Expo   and  the first phase of the Gwadar Free Zone.

Addressing the participants,  he termed  the China Pakistan Economic Corridor  (CPEC) the most important  initiative of "our generation".

Terming the  CPEC a  gamechanger for  the region, he said the  project  was a vision of Nawaz Sharif and a gift from Chinese president to the coming generations.

He asked the Balochistan government to devise plan for delevopment of coastal areas, adding that the federal government will extend full cooperation  .

The prime minister said future of Balochistan lies in the hands of provincial   leadership which has to find solution to the problems facing their province. 

Chief Minister Balochistan, Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo and senior government officials received the Prime Minister as he arrived to attend the event.

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Maritimes Affairs Minister Mir Hasil Bizenjo and China’s Ambassador Yao Jing were also present.

First phase of the zone has been established at the gateway of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The Free Zone would help facilitate trade with different parts of the world especially Central Asia.

The expo is being jointly organized by Gwadar Development Authority and China Overseas Ports Holding Company.

A business centre has also been set up by the China Overseas Ports Holding Company, which will provide a one-window operation for matters including immigration, customs, visa operations and port clearance facilities.

A business centre has also been set up by the China Overseas Ports Holding Company, which will provide a one-window operation for matters including immigration, customs, visa operations and port clearance facilities.

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