Parliamentary committee on CPEC briefed on progress

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The 22nd meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on CPEC was held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed to assess the overall progress of CPEC projects under the relevant ministries/departments.

The water and power additional secretary and the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) Managing Director also give a comprehensive briefing about future projects regarding the transmission of power to different parts of the country according to consumer needs.

According to the set targets, 30,000MW of electricity would be able to be transmitted by the end of 2018 which will help the country to cope with the ongoing power crisis.

The chairman appreciated the officials of different ministries for giving comprehensive briefings and answers and for ensuring that the projects were well within their time-lines.

He further said that the CPEC was transformational initiative which will change the destiny of the people of Pakistan and unite the federation through progress, prosperity, and connectivity.  Moreover, he said that due to the CPEC, Pakistan’s image had improved as an investor friendly destination and Pakistan was a pivotal player today in bringing about regional cooperation through corridors and connectivity.

The meeting was attended by Lt Gen (r) Abdul Qadir Baloch Rana Afzal Khan, Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Ghous Bux Khan Mahar, MNAs, Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, Senator Sardar Fateh Muhammad Hassani, Senator Lt Gen (r) Salahuddin Tirmizi, Senator Talha Mehmood, Senator Shibli Faraz, and officials of the ministry of planning, the ministry of water and power, and the NTDC.