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Linking Pakistan with Central Asia is govt’s priority: PM

PM Nawaz says Gwadar is being upgrad­ed as a modern sea port to provid­e access to landlo­cked Centra­l Asian Republ­ics

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced on Wednesday that linking Pakistan with Central Asian Republics (CARs) through a quality road network is the government’s top priority.

“Gwadar is being upgraded as a modern sea port to provide access to the landlocked CARs,” PM Nawaz told Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) president designate Jin Liqun, during a meeting at the PM House in Islamabad.

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The prime minister claimed that the government has invested a lot of resources in energy and infrastructure projects with the help of the Chinese government.

Further, PM Nawaz highlighted the government’s economic policies and informed the AIIB president that the country’s economists are committed and focused to providing a conducive economic environment to the private sector. “The economy of Pakistan is turning around and we have good economic growth rate,” he added.

Liqun thanked the prime minister for Pakistan’s support in establishing the AIIB. “The bank is specifically established to assist the Asian countries and they are also among its major shareholders,” the AIIB president designate said.

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“AIIB will assist Pakistan in infrastructure projects and other economically productive projects in a cost efficient and effective manner,” Liqun added.

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