PM Shahbaz Sharif makes a formal request to China over CPEC project
*ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday formally requested the Chinese government to include Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. *
PM Shehbaz Sharif made these remarks while addressing Islamabad metro bus service inauguration ceremony which was attended by Charge d’ Affaires of People’s Republic of China Pang Chunxue.
“I request the Chinese government to reconsider Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project and support the Government of Pakistan in the construction of the project for the benefit of people of the port city,” said PM while talking to the Chinese ambassador.
The development comes after Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah urged newly-elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to include KCR in CPEC.
The prime minister had assured CM Murad that the KCR project will be included in the CPEC-related projects.