Joint cooperation under CPEC to prove milestone for industrial sector: Ahsan

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is the biggest proof of time-tested friendship between the two countries.

Talking to representatives of chamber of commerce in Islamabad today (Wednesday), he said China made commitment of forty-six billion dollars in Pakistan when the latter was facing different issues, including energy shortage.

The Minister said the opportunity needs to be fully exploited by Pakistan. He assured the government’s support for enhancing cooperation in private and industrial fields between experts of both the countries.

Ahsan Iqbal said the next meeting of Joint Cooperation Committee under CPEC will prove to be a milestone for industrial cooperation between Pakistan and China.

He said interests of domestic industry will be protected.

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that the project regarding the establishment of model police stations in Islamabad should be completed on fast track basis.

Chairing a meeting in Islamabad today, he said these model police stations should serve an example for the provinces to follow. He said the community policing will be given practical shape.

Ahsan Iqbal said thana culture also needs to be changed and an online system should be introduced for registration of FIRs. He directed the police officials to adopt people friendly posture.

He said that special training programs should be started for the police officials in order to equip them with the latest trends and techniques.

Ahsan Iqbal said a framework also needs to be worked out to gauge the performance of the police of the capital territory. He said that on outstanding performance policemen will also be given cash prizes.

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