WEB DESK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed formulation of a mechanism for continuously reviewing the progress and speedy implementation of all the projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
He was addressing the federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad on Thursday.
The prime Minister expressed satisfaction over the pace of ongoing energy and infrastructure projects under the CPEC and directed that the timelines of all the projects must be met.
Nawaz Sharif said our future planning in terms of energy and infrastructure requirement must be the top priority if we want to reap the benefits of the ongoing projects.
The Cabinet was briefed on progress on different projects being implemented under China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
The Prime Minister directed for fast tracking all the energy, infrastructure projects. He also directed for expediting work on the development of Gwadar Port and socio-economic uplift projects in the region.
Nawaz Sharif said he is the biggest supporter of exploiting the potential of Thar Coal Reserves.
The Cabinet decided to formulate a comprehensive policy for the families of victims of terrorism.
The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed that a comprehensive policy to cater for the sustenance and well-being of the families of Shuhada as well as education and employment of their children be formulated. He also directed that feasibility of establishment of a National Endowment Fund for the victims of terrorism be examined at the earliest.
The cabinet formed a four-member committee comprising Minister for Housing and Works, Minister for Interior, Minister for Law and Chairman CDA for fine-tuning the proposed housing policy.
The Cabinet approved MoU between Pakistan and the Turkmenistan on Defence Cooperation. It also approved signing of Negotiated Treaty on Extradition between Pakistan and Kazakhstan.