ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said that the national leadership had foiled all the conspiracies against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by taking all the Provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan into confidence.
In his address at a post 6th Joint Cooperation Committee on CPEC follow up meeting in Islamabad, the minister said that some elements were hell-bent to hamper Pakistan’s development by spreading confusion over projects under the CPEC.
The minister further said that utmost transparency was being ensured in all projects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. He said that bulk of the investment under CPEC was in the energy sector directly by Chinese companies.
The federal minister said that infrastructure was the second most important sector of CPEC.
Referring to it, Ahsan Iqbal said that Beijing proposed a panel of three Chinese Companies and Islamabad selected the lowest bidding Company.
On the occasion, the minister also thanked the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak for his cooperation in furthering CPEC.
The Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider and the Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman also attended the meeting.