Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif said his predecessor Imran Khan destroyed the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project and added that forensics of KPEC projects were implemented out led by PTI government outraged the Chinese authorities.
He made these remarks when speaking to the delegation of advice of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) in Lahore on Sunday according to Express news.
CPEC remained dormant for most of of time of previous government but lately there have been some progress after last the political regime brought in Khalid Mansour as special prime minister’s assistant on CPEC affairs.
Pakistan may complete only three China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects in Gwadar matters of over 300 million dollars like one- Dozens of nearly $2 billion worth of projects, including water and electricity, remain unfinished, according to CPEC.
Prime Minister Shehbaz in today’s media interaction expressed its resolve effectively work over CPEC and Riko Diq projects. He also confirmed resolve keep in touch with all fraternal peoples and others countries on the basis of mutual respect and mutual interests.
See also: Total 3 CPEC projects in Gwadar completed
Freedom of the press
Speaking of challenges push for freedom in country, Prime Minister Shehbaz confirmed that his government did not intend to impose any restrictions on freedom of media and expression.
prime minister also assured that journalists would be provided with best possible protection against unreasonable actions in accordance with the PECA regulation and other relevant laws.
He said that the ministry of the law had already was instructed review PECA decision.
Praise for CPNE role for freedom of media amplification of democracy and evolution of democratic institutions in the country, prime minister said that government strove for constructive interaction with KPNE and others media representative bodies for in protection of rights of journalists and promotion of responsible journalism in the country.
During the meeting, the minister for The meeting was attended by Marriyum Aurangzeb, Information Secretary Shahera Shaheed, Chief Information Officer Mobashir Hasan and other officials.
The CPNE delegation included President Kazim Khan, senior Vice President Ayaz Khan, Vice President Punjab Irshad Ahmad Arif, secretary-general Aamir Mahmoud and other participants.
prime minister said that government took everything possible measures to ensure power generation and its proposal, so that public troubles can be solved.
Previous government doubled debt in time last four years rule which had made life of poor unfortunates, he said, adding that they were making efforts to provide basic needs of life, including flour, treatment and drugs at reduced rates.
He regretted that during the previous governments rule, special there were no arrangements made in SCIL like facilities for give for freeof-cost treatment of poor and deserving patients.
prime minister emphasized solidarity of nation to resolve in current economic challenges for welfare of in people and said he was holding of long march – announced ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan – in this situation was unclaimed for and creation of splits among the nation.
He noted that the reform of the electoral system was mandatory. for holding of transparent elections in the country.