Islamabad: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has lauded the collaborative efforts and commitment of Governments of Pakitstan and China for timely completion of first phase fo Gawadar port Free Zone and rapidly progressing work on various projects initiated under CPEC, says a press release.
President AJK said CPEC flagship project has potential to connect AJK and Gilgit Baltistan with all the four provinces of pakistan and thus AJK will also reap the benefits of the CPEC project, as four projects including two Hydropower Projects (Kohala and Karot), an Expressway and an Industrial Zone in Mirpur have been earmarked for Azad Kashmir.
He said the projects which are under different phases of planning and execution will positively impact the development of this region helping Azad Kashmir to constructively contribute to the economy of our country.
Sardar Masood Khan represented Azad Jammu and Kashmir during the expo, the first phase of Gwadar Port’s Free Zone was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday.
The event was attended by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and commander, Southern Command of Pakistan Army Lt. General Asim Saleem Bajwa.