ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday underscored that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project was Pakistan's top priority as it was pivotal for its economic transformation as well as for further fortifying the All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership between the two countries.
The prime minister was talking to National Development and Reform Commission (NDRD) Vice Chairman Ning Jizhe, who called on him here at the PM Office.
He noted that the NDRD vice chairman's visit was of great significance as it would help consolidate the gains made during the first phase of CPEC and accelerate the implementation of the second phase.
Recalling his recent visit to China, the prime minister deeply appreciated the support extended by the Chinese leadership to Pakistan on all issues. Among other things, he emphasized the importance of ML-1 for modernizing Pakistan's railway system and also invited the NDRC vice chairman to explore opportunities in steel industry, copper and gold mining, and increased agricultural productivity.
The new projects would impart a strong impetus to the...