ISLAMABAD – Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (r) Nasir-ul-Mulk inaugurated Pakistan-China Optical Fiber Cable Connectivity project at a ceremony in Islamabad on Friday.

PM Mulk said the project would go a long way towards further developing telecommunication infrastructure in northern areas of Pakistan as well as along China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Nasir said the project would provide a firsthand land-based strategic communication link between Pakistan and China.

He said it will also bring about an ICT (information and communication technology) revolution along the CPEC route.

The prime minister said Pakistan greatly values its time-tested and all-weather friendship with China. He said practical implementation of CPEC projects within two years of conceptualization is the manifestation of the special relationship.

“CPEC is meant to change destiny of people of South Asia and would benefit the region comprising China, Central Asian Republics, SAARC countries and Middle-East,” he said.

Nasirul Mulk said Pakistan, due to its focal position in the planned corridor, can greatly benefit in terms of socio-economic and technological uplift.

He said ICT development has a key role in the socio-economic uplift of countries. He said the ICT infrastructure being built will play a pivotal role in meeting security requirements of CPEC projects.