Category : Events Source : Pakistan-China Institute (PCI) Date : 25-05-2017
The Parliamentary Committee on CPEC said that it should be ensured that the less-developed areas of Pakistan be given priority in development so they are brought at par with the more developed areas of Pakistan. The purpose of the SEZs which are being open to all investors both Pakistani and foreign, is also to attract the companies from China which will be relocated abroad in the coming years.
The Parliamentary Committee on CPEC also directed the Ministry of Water & Power to carry out wind corridor survey in KPK and Balochistan which is being done and necessary monitoring stations have been established in both provinces.
The Ministry of Water & Power briefed the Committee that 700 MG of electricity of wind power have been connected to the national grid while another 300 MG of solar energy is now connected to the national grid which is for the first time as renewable energy has also become a factor in the energy mix in Pakistan
Earlier the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed briefed the committee about his participation in the highly-successful Belt & Road Forum in Beijing which was held on May 14-15, 2017. The Committee welcomed the pro-active participation of Pakistan’s delegation in the Belt & Road Forum led by the Prime Minister which included the Chief Ministers of the 4 provinces. He added that CPEC is the flagship project of the Belt & Road Initiative. The Chairman also welcomed the new member of the Committee Senator Mir Kabir Ahmad Mohammad Shahi.
The Parliamentary Committee on CPEC decided that the next meeting would be devoted to a briefing by the Minister for Planning & Development on the long term plan of CPEC. The meeting was attended by Senator Lt. Gen. (R) Salahuddin Tirmizi, Senator Shibli Faraz, Akram Khan Durrani, Awais Leghari, Asad Omar and Secretary of the Committee Mr. Nasim Khalid.