Proposal to organize CPEC authority opposed.

Position:Parliamentary Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

The Parliamentary Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on Thursday opposed the government's proposal to set up a CPEC authority, terming it an unnecessary move that will create more confusion in the execution of the multibillion-dollar project.

The joint parliamentary committee also criticised government's decision to set up the authority through a presidential ordinance - which will further erode the moral authority of the government after the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) Ordinance fiasco.

The 22-member joint committee of both the houses of the parliament held its meeting in-camera.

This week, the federal cabinet approved a summary to promulgate yet another presidential ordinance to set up the CPEC authority to oversee the implementation of CPEC projects, the Ministry of Planning and Development informed the parliamentary committee.

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