Key Middle Eastern Ruler to visit Pakistan soon

Key Middle Eastern Ruler to visit Pakistan soon

ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Planning and Development Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has revealed that the Emir of Qatar will be visiting Pakistan soon to further cement the existing brotherly relations between the two countries.

says Finance Ministry has entered into an agreement worth 3.4 billion dollars with Asian Development Bank for budgetary support.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Saturday, he said a sum of 2.1 billion dollars will be released this year under the agreement.

Replying to a question, he said foreign policy of the country is independent and there is no pressure whatsoever from any country on us.

The Minister told a questioner that under CPEC's Western Corridor, work on Quetta-Zhob road has started while the work on Sukkur-Hyderabad on Eastern Corridor will be completed soon.

Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar said eighty billion rupees have been spent on completion of Kacchi Canal project and eight billion rupees have been allocated on the project in the new budget.