ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chinese Acting Ambassador to Pakistan Zhao Lijian met the Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed in Islamabad on Monday, and exchanged views on matters pertaining to bilateral ties of the two countries exclusively focusing on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.
During the meeting, a detailed briefing was given over Multan-Sukkur Motorway M-5.
Speaking on the occasion, Murad Saeed said that we commend and appreciate China’s contribution toward Pakistan’s economic progressive in the form of CPEC.
The minister added that CPEC is an alluring reflection of Pakistan and China’s strategic partnership. Murad Saeed said that by the grace of Almighty, the western route of CPEC has also become functional under the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
“The completion of M-5 route is a blessing for the nation”, he said adding that the ministry of communications is fully prepared to take administrative control of M-5 and hopefully it will be open for transportation from August.
To make M-5 completely functional, the minister said, we are recruiting special police personals.
“We are accountable before the nation and the parliament for ensuring transparency in projects constructed through tax-payers’ money”, he remarked.
The Chinese envoy acknowledged the ministry’s commitment and diligence towards completion of projects.
The Head of Chinese State Construction Company and the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Iftikhar Durrani were also present in the meeting.