CPEC eastern, western routs linked with each other: NA told
ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed on Thursday informed the National Assembly that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project's eastern and western routes would be connected to each other. He said the CPEC project was not only the name of roads but $46 billion project including energy projects and all provinces would get from this gigantic project of national interest.
He dispelled the impression that 87 percent of CPEC projects were being set up in Punjab. He said the government was spending amount on Burhan, Mianwali, Dera Ismail Khan and Zhob section, adding that $ 46 billions are not only for roads it also included energy projects as well. He said a 10-member committee headed by the Prime Minister and including all chief ministers had been formed to remove reservations of small provinces about the western route. He said the western route would start from Dear Ismail Khan linking Zhob and will reach to Gwadar.
Federal Minister for Climate Change and Convener SubCommittee of Parliamentary Reforms, Zahid Hamid Thursday informed the National Assembly that the committee had prepared a draft of seven separate laws regarding electoral reforms which would be tabled in the House after its approval from the parliamentary committee.
Responding to a question, he said there was a consensus in the committee to introduce electoral reforms in conducting the coming elections in a transparent manner and to avoid complaints of rigging. He informed the house that the parliamentary reforms committee headed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and its sub-committee had convened 51 meetings till date where all stakeholders were being consulted. Responding to a question, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed said that the government was ready for delimitation of constituencies after consensus.