PTI government to kick off Pakistan China CPEC Phase 2

PTI government to kick off Pakistan China CPEC Phase 2

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said the government is targeting the groundbreaking of first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor by the end of next month.

In a tweet on Friday, he expressed the determination to open two more SEZs within current fiscal year.

He said under the first phase, one each Special Economic Zone is being established in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.

Asad also said the government is focusing on the development of SEZs under the CPEC to accelerate industrialization and job creation.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar on November 19 took oath as Federal Minister for Planning and Special Initiative, at the President House.

Prime Minister Imran Khan link in September hinted to give new responsibilities to former finance minister link Asad Umar in the federal cabinet.

During an interaction with former finance minister, the prime minister asked him that what was he doing these days? Asad replied that he was free. PM Imran told him that he will no longer remain free.