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PR No. 100 Islamabad: September 14, 2018

The inaugural meeting of the Cabinet Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held under the chairmanship of Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, Minister for Planning, Development & Reform here on Friday. The meeting was attended by the members Cabinet Committee and secretaries of the line ministries. Minister PD&R apprised the house about his recent interaction with his counter part the Vice Chairman, National Development Reform Commission of China. On the ocassion, Secretary Planning, Zafar Hasan gave an overview on the ongoing projects and run down of the schedule of upcoming events, leading to 8th Joint Cooperation Committee. The Committee decided to prioritize development of Gwadar, special economic zones, Pakistan's Railways' Main Line-1, inclusion of social sector development and 3rd country participation in CPEC. The Committee instructed the conveners of all the Joint Working Groups to submit a detail agenda till 30th of this month for approval. Joint working groups meetings are planned to be convened in the month of October. CPEC's Joint Cooperation Committee meeting is tentatively planned in the 1st week of December in China.

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