ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Tajikistan on Friday approved three highway projects to connect both the countries through land route. Tajikistan also assured Pakistan its resolute support for the infrastructure projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), providing greater connectivity between Pakistan and Tajikistan, and completion of the CASA-1000 project.
Approval was given to Gwadar-Peshawar-Kabul-Kunduz-Dushanbe route, Khunjerab-Kalasu-Murghab route and Chitral-Eshkahem-Dushanbe route to connect both the countries.
While appreciating the ongoing infrastructure projects of Pakistan, the visiting Tajikistan President Emomali Rehmanov on Friday expressed the hope that the same would prove beneficial for both the countries.
The Tajik president spent Friday in Murree before returning home late in the evening. He has hinted about his country’s participation in the projects.
Nawaz Sharif, giving a briefing on the projects to the Pakistan to import 1,000MW electricity to meet its energy requirements.Pakistan and Tajikistan agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fields of energy, defence and trade and vowed to improve connectivity to deepen the bilateral ties.
A presentation was also given on issues relating to regional security to the Tajik president by Tariq Fatemi. He highlighted Nawaz Sharif’s vision pertaining to a peaceful neighbourhood. The Tajik president appreciated the ongoing infrastructure projects of Pakistan and assured to complete the CASA-1000 project within the stipulated time.