China aims to link Pakistan's Gwadar with Central Asian states through Railways link

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China aims to link Pakistan's Gwadar with Central Asian states through Railways link

ISLAMABAD - China aims to link Pakistan's Gwadar with Central Asian states through Railways link.

Chinese firms to execute dream project of linking Quetta, Chaman to Gwadar and Peshawar to Kabul and onwards to Kazakhstan through railway tracks.

Furthermore the Chinese government has approved construction of 58 schools in erstwhile Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), along with 30 hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing has said.

"Our forefathers belong to the region now known as the northern areas of Pakistan. Hence it is our top priority to develop these areas," Jing said on Saturday while addressing a seminar in Islamabad.

He underscored the need of peace and stability in the region so that Chinese firms execute dream project of linking Quetta, Chaman to Gwadar and Peshawar to Kabul and onwards to Kazakhstan through railway tracks.

Pakistan and China are working on 10 agriculture projects, Ambassador Jing said, urging Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to come up with proposals to establish the 10 agriculture labs in the country through Planning Commission and Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC).