Govt taking various steps to make CPEC more strong, transparent


ISLAMABAD, Sep 29 (TNS):Jaweria Zafar Ahaheer, Parliamentary Secretary for Information said that the government was taking various steps for making China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project more strong, transparent and bringing over all development in socio-economic sector.
Talking to a private TV channel, she said that many economic reforms are underway to enhance the trade volume with neighbor countries and to decrease the dependency on International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Jaweria said that the government had increased taxes and duties on luxury items in mini budget bill.
She said that billion dollars investment of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan was ample proof of Saudi Government’s trust on the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Pakistan would play a mediator role between Iran and Saudi Arabia and dialogue are the solution of all problems, she said.
To a question Senator Anwar ul Haq Kakar said that it is responsibility of the government to resolve the basic need of the public like clean drinking water, development of health and education sectors but CPEC would bring so many economic changes in Baluchistan. The living standard of the people would be improved after economic development, he added.
Former Federal Finance Secretary Dr Waqar Masood also appreciated the steps of the government for economic development.
Khalid Khattak, former Ambassador said that after CPEC, the fully functional Gwadar Port have over one trillion dollars trade capacity to other countries from it. He said that cluster powers will stand against the negative policies of United States in near future. Saudi investment in CPEC project will be a smart move for economic development, he expressed.