KP govt to move court against centre on CPEC

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ESHAWAR: Special assistant to the chief minister on information Mushtaq Ghani said Sunday the Pakhtunkhwa government will move the court against the centre for ignoring the province in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).Talking to reporters here in thee provincial capital, Ghani said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser will file a case in Peshawar High Court on Monday.“In spite of frequent meetings and contacts, the federal government has not fulfilled its promises made to the KP government,” he said.In response to a question regarding Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal, Ghani said, “The federal government has failed to dispel the complaints of KP government.”In a separate development, Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal, comenting on the Pakhtunkhwa government’s decision to move the court on CPEC issue, said it will create problems for the province itself.“Foreign investment is not attracted through cases in courts; however, if the KP government wants to get satisfaction by moving the court, it cannot be prevented from it,” said the minister.hsan said projects being executed under CPEC will benefit the less-developed and backward areas of the country. “No province is being deprived of its share in the project.” he minister said construction work on the western route of the corridor is underway with full swing, and Gwadar-Quetta road will be completed before the stipulated time.

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