CPEC Is Fate Changer For Entire Country: PM Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the ultimate aim of the government’s endeavours in energy, economy and infrastructure sectors was to uplift the living standards of the common man. In a meeting with the Leader of the House in Senate Raja Zafar ul Haq he said that the government was making all efforts to resolve power and gas shortage in the country.

Nawaz said that the government has invested billions of rupees in the energy sector and through the completion of the ongoing energy projects there would be cheap electricity and no loadshedding.

The prime minister said he hoped that the completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would not only prove to be a game changer for the country but also a fate changer for the whole region.

He added that the country’s law and order situation had improved and its impact could be seen in the business community both domestically and internationally.

The confidence of the international financial markets in Pakistan’s positive economic outlook was a proof of successful march towards attaining long term economic stability. He said that, “Increase in tax revenue through tax administration; increase in foreign exchange reserves well over $20 billion; resolution of energy issues including electricity tariff rationalization and reforms in the gas sector have significantly contributed towards economic stability in the country.”

It was added that the government was pursuing its development agenda by creating economic activities and increase employment opportunities which would eradicate poverty.

Leader of House appreciated the work being done by the government and said that his agenda of development and prosperity would steer the country out of the problems that are being faced today.