Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed the authorities concerned to complete all development projects initiated under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for Gwadar in time to ensure that a fully functional Gwadar port emerges as a major trade hub on the world map.
Speaking after performing the groundbreaking of the Rs17 billion East Bay Expressway in Gwadar on Wednesday, he said the completion of these development projects would change the small fishing town into a global shipping port very soon.
The prime minister said there was no opposition to the CPEC and parties were on one page for completion of this mega project. He said that as far as difference of opinion was concerned it was part of democracy. “No party was opposing the CPEC,” he said. Mr Abbasi said the infrastructure projects would go a long way in generating economic activity and ensuring Pakistan’s progress. He said a number of power projects under the CPEC had been inaugurated and were playing a significant role in the nation-building activities.