Minister for Economic Affairs Omar Ayub has reiterated the government’s firm commitment to providing security for all Chinese nationals working on different projects in Pakistan.

During a meeting between the minister and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong, Pakistan-China economic relations, implementation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and other matters of mutual interest were discussed.

The minister praised the government of China for supporting infrastructure and energy projects in Pakistan.

Ayub emphasised that after the development of necessary infrastructure, the focus should turn towards industrialisation and poverty alleviation.

He highlighted that the agreed socio-economic projects were in line with the vision of the government for socio-economic uplift of the common people and enhanced economic activities in the country.

The progress on ongoing projects was discussed, which was termed satisfactory despite the pandemic.

The minister also appreciated the Chinese assistance in combating the Covid-19 pandemic and locust attack on crops.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2021.

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