Pakistan to remove bottlenecks of ML-1, KCR projects

ISLAMABAD: The federal government decided to remove bottlenecks in the implementation on Main Line-1 (ML-1) Railway and Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) projects in line with the agreements reached between Pakistan and China during the recent visit of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to China.
Sources in the Planning Commission told media that the Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal gave these directions during a special meeting held here to help implement the decisions taken between the leadership of China and Pakistan recently.
The minister also directed the officials to implement the decisions taken at the 11th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) and remove all the bottlenecks in that regard.
The minister also directed the Embassy of Pakistan in China to hold a meeting with the Chinese side to follow-up decisions taken in the 11th JCC and in PM’s visit to China.
He also asked the embassy to arrange an online meeting with the Vice Chairman, NDRC to review progress on CPEC projects.
The meeting also reviewed progress made over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in line with the decisions taken at the 11th JCC held on October 27. The meeting was attended by the Executive Director China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Chief Economist, Planning Commission and representatives from various ministries, said a press release issued here. –Agencies