Western route of CPEC to be completed for uplift of less developed areas: Planning Ministry
The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform has clarified a news article published in a section of the press which alleges that Western route is not part of CPEC.
A spokesman of the ministry termed it as completely incorrect, baseless and wrongly attributed to the Minister for Planning and Development Khusro Bakhtyar.
It said the Minister has time and again stated on different forums that Western route is part of CPEC and it would be completed to ensure uplift of the less developed areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Contracting Chinese financing for the Western route project 'Upgradation of D.I.Khan (Yarik) - Zhob, Phase-I (210 km)' is one of the important deliverables for the next Joint Cooperation Committee of CPEC, scheduled to be held in the 3rd week of this month.