Pakistan

LAHORE – In continuation of Pakistani delegation’s visit to China, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s engagements also gained momentum on Sunday.


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On this occasion CM Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is getting tremendous benefits from China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) policy, adding that the presence of four chief ministers of Pakistan at the forum shows the country’s confidence and trust in China and its visionary leadership.

He said the enemies of our country can’t see its progress and prosperity, and this was why India did not attend the esteemed forum. He further said that CPEC is a gigantic project which will boost our economy. The Bank of China also has a vital role in our economic relations with China, the bank will strengthen our ties with China, he added.

On this occasion, Shehbaz Sharif represented Punjab and said the province was facilitating development of Independent Power Projects (IPPs) and public power projects development with an aggregate capacity of more than 8,000 MW. Projects he mentioned include 1320 MW Sahiwal Coal Fired Power Plant (CFPP), 660 MW Muzaffargarh CFPP, 1320 Rahim Yar Khan CFPP, 660 MW Rahim Yar Khan CFPP and 1000 MW Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Park.

Before the address, Chief Minister Shehbaz was interviewed by People’s Daily China. He also spoke to China Radio International (CRI) and congratulated the country on the successful organisation of One Belt One Road Summit’ 2017.

The way this Summit and its long-term effects are being acknowledged by the world leaders, it is becoming clearer that OBOR Summit holds immeasurable importance for Pakistan. Shehbaz has been able to play an integral role by talking about connectivity, opportunity, stability and peace on all possible forums at the summit.