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Pakistan

Web Desk
October 21, 2019

PM Imran Khan inaugurates CPEC-related Hub power plant

Pakistan

Web Desk
Mon, Oct 21, 2019

PM Imran addressing the inauguration ceremony in Thar — Geo News screen grab

HUB: Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated on Monday a 1,320 megawatt China Hub Power Plant, which is one of the primary projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor plan.

The prime minister also addressed a ceremony at the occasion, where he said that every kind of facility will be provided to assist the joint project.

PM Imran Khan arrived in Karachi on a day-long visit during which he held meetings with members of allied parties.

Members of National Assembly and Sindh Assembly belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) met with the prime minister.

Prime Minister Khan said that it was up to the provincial government in Sindh to resolve Karachi’s issues. He said that the federal government was contributing in terms of resources according to its capacity.

In his meeting with the Sindh Governor, Khan assured him that the K-4 project for Karachi would be completed at all cost.

Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Azam Swati, Federal Minister for Planning Khusro Bakhtyar, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda, Special Assistant to the PM on Petroleum Nadeem Babar and former finance minister Asad Umar accompanied the prime minister.

The premier was briefed about the ongoing development projects in the city funded by the federal government.

Prime Minister Khan identified corruption as Pakistan’s biggest issue. He said that it was due to corruption that the country had not been able to benefit from investments.

“Just to get rich, some people looted the country,” he said. “This is why foreign investment didn’t come to Pakistan.”

Khan stressed that for the future of the country, it was imperative that he provided a transparent system of governance.

Khan lavished praise on the CPEC project and said that coal in Thar was being used to produce electricity. The prime minister said that more coal should be extracted from Thar and used to produce electricity.