CPEC foremost priority, says Imran


–PM holds top-level meeting to discuss CPEC projects ahead of his China visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that the China-Pakistan Corridor Project (CPEC) is one of the top priorities of Pakistan while chairing a high-level meeting ahead of his visit to China later this month.

During the meeting attended by federal ministers, he said the China-Pakistan project is a new chapter of growth and prosperity in the region and that others should join it as well for the common good.

He said that his government’s focus during the second phase of the project would be on agriculture, education and various other sectors.

According to a press release issued by the PM’s Office, Imran remarked that the “first phase of CPEC comprised merely of a few power plants and three roads.”

“Meanwhile, in the second phase, under the incumbent government, agriculture, education, health, water, skill-based education, skill development, transport projects and upgrading of Main Line-1 will be done,” he added.

The meeting was also attended by Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for National Food Security and Research Sahibzada Mahboob Sultan, Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood, Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan and other government officials.