外文标题：Pakistan-China corridor: Two strategically vital projects approved
The federal government on Thursday cleared six development schemes costing Rs130 billion including two strategically important projects under the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor, marking the beginning of a process that will transform the country into a transit hub for the second largest economy of the world.
One of the main projects is acquisition of land for the Gwadar free trade zone at a cost of Rs6.3 billion. This is part of the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor.
For the establishment of the free trade zone, it is a contractual obligation to provide 2,281 acres of land, according to a handout issued by the Ministry of Planning and Development.
Under the corridor, China will secure energy supplies through the Gwadar Port for its northwestern provinces aimed at reducing cost of doing business in addition to securing safer routes for supplies from Central Asia and Africa.
Pakistan is also expected to get benefits from the initiative, as thousands of jobs will be created along the transit route, stretching over 2,000 km of roads. The national development agenda of the government would make Pakistan a fast-growing economy in Asia, said the planning minister.
Development, development and only development!!! Loving it! Pakistan on the right track!
Good for Pakistan but if we could just spend fraction of this amount on healthcare and education then we’ll have a future to look forward to, all we need is setting up of basic building blocks.
Muhammd Rizwan Ali
Pakistan-China Economic Corridor
Very good move by Govt, this project will make Pak-China friendship more strong, and will help Pakistan economy to be more stable and strong..
Woo Flung Dung
very goo news, we china pakistan best friends. pakistan importan friend of china like north korea. i like pakistan food and beatiful woman.
@Woo Flung Dung: Hilarious!
It seems that a lot of important infrastructure projects are being launched. This explains the upbeat analysis of international market managers on the Pakistani economy.
why dont we declare this country as a state of china… and merge with them. Atleast it will be better than being in a third grade client state, now that we are selling our national assets to the chinese without tenders at throwaway prices.. and china literally owns and controls everything here.
When USSR was helping us in our infrastructure and going all out for our defence…why did not we eclare INDIA a state of USSR?
Its sour grapes i think. You have been kept convincing the readers for long that Pakistan was about to collapse….and now this anti-climax for you.I pity you.
Pakistan is slowly but surely becoming the Province of China.
@fahim and @last word, so what does you guys want? we shouldn’t do projects with china?
kisi kay sath tu business kerna hai na? is there anyone else willing to this much investments?
infrastructure is always good! Dubai is purely a transit economy even after having a less strategic position then us
pakistan should stop dreaming of catching up to India with chinese aid. Pakistan can never become india’s equal. It is only a matter of time before the baloch kick out pakistan and their chinese masters from their independent homeland.
plz wake up
@INDIAN: Wake up you really need a dose of uranium.
China is a real good friend of Pakistan.
Why would China want to transport goods long distance using trucks via Pakistan only to put them on ships in Pakistan to send to the ultimate buyer? Cost more, inconvenient and subject to the infamous Pakistani theft/tax. China will continue to use their own railways and shipyards. Trying to resurrect the Silk road to compete against airplanes, railroads and modern shipping seems like a desperate and unwise plan.
why not apply for appointment to the post of advisor in china….
Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan
If Indians here seem upset by this development, I am sure its in the best interest of Pakistan.
For the one who are saying Baloch will kick out Pakistan, obviously you have never been to Balochistan. Baloch are strict Muslims like Pukhtoons and extremely devoted to Pakistan.
Great, happy that Pakistan gets development
So exactly why are Indians thinking we are actually competing them?