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Gwadar potential as key commercial hub underscored: British High Commissioner

Islamabad Our Correspondent February 20, 2021 Islamabad : Gwadar has the potential to be the key commercial hub for Pakistan, said British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner CMG.He called for investments in the area to be... Islamabad : Gwadar has the potential to be the key commercial hub for Pakistan, said British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner CMG. He called for investments in the area to be environmentally-friendly and beneficial for the local community. The British envoy said this during a visit to the Senator Muhammad Ishaq Baloch Cricket Stadium along with UK Deputy High Commissioner in Karachi and Trade Director for Pakistan Mike Nithavrianakis. He said Gwadar had so much potential as a cricket venue. Dr Christian Turner said he thought that the cricket ground was the most beautiful in the world and hoped that the England Cricket Team would play here one day. He said the UK and Pakistan relationship was very strong as 'cricket is in our blood'. Dr Turner saw t

CM wants motorway, canal projects included in CPEC

Published   20 Feb, 2021   06:46am BUREAU REPORT PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said the proposed projects of Peshawar-DI Khan Motorway, Chashma Right Bank Canal (CRBC) and Tank Zam Dam are of vital importance for agricultural and industrial development in the province, so they should be included in the CPEC portfolio. “The inclusion of these projects in the CPEC framework is the top most priority of the provincial government,” the chief minister told a meeting regarding CPEC projects here on Friday. Besides CPEC Authority chairman retired Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, the meeting was also attended by additional chief secretary Shakeel Qadir, administrative secretaries and other high-ups of the relevant provincial departments. The participants reviewed progress on the projects under way in the province under CPEC framework and discussed proposals to include new mega projects in the CPEC portfolio, according to a statement issued here. The chief minister said P