CPEC testimony ....
helped Pakistan in the construction of a whole range of heavy industries.
While expressing satisfaction over the state of bilateral cooperation in defence production including the Joint Committee on Cooperation in Defence Technology and Industry between Pakistan and State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) China, the Prime Minister said that this cooperation will be further strengthened by exploring diverse avenues in future.
The Prime Minister said that the decision for induction of Air Defence System in Pakistan by CPMIEC would be finalised after receipt of complete proposal from the Chinese side. The Prime Minister noted with satisfaction the pace of existing joint collabo- rative mechanism between Ministry of Defence Production and CPMIEC in other fields of mutual interest.
The Deputy Administrator of CASIC lauded the vision of the Prime Minister for putting the country on development path and turning around the economy. The Chinese side while expressing satisfaction over the pace of work on CPEC projects, said that apart from the huge economic benefits for the people of Pakistan and the region, the Project will bring the people of the two friendly countries even more closer.
The Chinese side also expressed keen interest for investment in gas pipelines in different parts of the country, especially Balochistan.
The Chinese delegation included Mr. Zhao Xiaolong, Chairman of CPMIEC, Mr. Wang Jinfeng, Chief Representative of CPMIEC in Pakistan, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Sun Weidong and Maj. General Qi Huajun, Defense Attache. Minister for Defence Productio Rana Tanveer Hussain and other senior officials of the Government were also present during the meeting.—SABAH