CPEC headquarters to remain in Gwadar: Balochistan Senator

Gawadar: China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) headquarters will remain in Gwadar, a senior politician said.

Chairman of the Senate standing committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication Senator Kauda Babar tweeted that speculations about shifting of CPEC headquarters from Gwadar were baseless.

The independent Senator from the Balochistan province some elements were spreading fake news.

“There is no discussion to shift center of the CPEC from Gwadar to Karachi at all,” he tweeted.

The lawmaker maintained Prime Minister Imran Khan and Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar will respond to the fake news by expediting development of Gwadar in coming days.

During a ceremony in connection with the inauguration of Matiari to Lahore 600 KV transmission line completed under the CPEC recently, Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to accelerate the pace of work on projects being executed under the multi-million dollar corridor project.

He mentioned that the scope of the corridor project is now being expanded from power generation and road infrastructure projects to cooperation in the areas of industries and agriculture.

PM Khan emphasised that the cooperation in these two important sectors will help Pakistan reduce the debt burden through wealth creation.